Right Dishonourable Members: STBO*

By DeusExMacintosh

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Sir Christopher Kelly today accused MPs of exploiting their allowances for personal gain, as he opened his long-awaited inquiry into Commons expenses.

The chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life said that MPs appeared to lack principles, when they should have shown honesty and integrity.

“These values are timeless,” he said, at the start of the committee’s first evidence session. “If they had been followed more by more MPs over the past few years we would not be in the situation that we are.”

Times Online

* stating the bleeding obvious

4 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    More in “Utopia” wrote something to the effect that those who seek office should be banned from it for life.

    When can we have the same much-needed events over hear in Oz? Do we even have a committee on standards in public life?

  2. Posted June 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I’ve long thought that the Anglo-Saxons, for all their faults, are less prone to corruption than most folk. Should I now send that particular thought to file 13?

    Also, very good post DEM. You’re an ace sheila in my eyes!!!! 🙂

  3. Posted June 19, 2009 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Mel. Not less prone to corruption I think (that’s a symptom of the human condition) but Anglo-Saxon/Celtic society in Britain doesn’t have much tolerance for it.

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