Thursday, 17 September 2009

Patricia Scotland must resign

If you're the proprietor of a greasy spoon caff who struggles even with simple government forms and you unwittingly employ an illegal immigrant as your washer-up, you face prosecution and a fine of up to £10,000. It's no defence to claim you didn't understand the documents or the requirements for a valid working visa.

If you're a qualified barrister who understands professionally exactly what the requirements are, there's no justification whatever. And if you're the Attorney General as well, to employ an illegal is either an indicator of appalling incompetence that makes you unfit for office, or wilful disregard of the law. Either way, it demands a resignation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Precisely! It's overdue that we sweep aside the "four legs good, two legs better" Animal Farm attitudes that our leftie politicians seem to have adopted in their interpretation of the laws that they foist onto the rest of us.

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

No, it doesn't demand a resignation. It demands a prosecution.

The fact that a criminal act is committed by a member of the government doesn't make it legal.

Brian, follower of Deornoth

Anonymous said...

When the most senior lawyer in England and Wales is incapable of following the same rules we would expect of the smallest of small businesses, we do not have a need for resignation but a need for instant dismissal and prosecution.

But "Baroness" Scotland is safe, just like "Baroness" Udin and "Baroness" Amos and all the other "Baronesses" whose major qualifications are that they are the right colour, the right gender and show the right subservience to The Party.

Of course, I do recall our ZanuLabour overlords promising an end to the unelected upper house...

Ed P said...

After the scarcely-disguised racism in the attacks on St. Obama, this business has a nasty feel to it.

Sure, she appears to have broken one of the laws she herself helped to formulate, but "is it cos I is black?" may be behind the virulence of the reactions.

JuliaM said...

Or, not...

Budgie said...

Ed P said: "Sure, she appears to have broken one of the laws she herself helped to formulate, but "is it cos I is black?" may be behind the virulence of the reactions."

No. It is because Liebore make laws that we serfs must understand and obey yet, in this case, is not followed by the highest lawyer in the land. Liebore make far too many laws, usually ill thought through. When they are hoist by their own petard, they bleat excuses and usually get away with it. It is a case of one rule for us, and another for Liebore. No longer.