Friday, 5 February 2010

Criminal behaviour

Morley, Devine, Chaytor and Hanningfield have now been charged, and are criminal defendants, and, quite properly, any further comment before a jury has reached a verdict on charges against them is sub judice.

I will say only that this is the culmination of a process during which the loathsome David Maclean attempted to hide all expenses details from the public, during which the foul and corrupt former Speaker, Martin, used all his powers to block publication, and during which Brown gave tacit and implicit support to anyone from either side of the house who tried to hide this shameful scandal.

Every MP should today feel disgraced that it was an ordinary member of the public who pursued FOI publication with commendable tenacity, and that it was the bloggers, chiefly Guido, that spurred the light of revelation to shine in the dank and corrupt lobbies and corridors of Westminster.

7 comments:

lilith said...

So why no DNA swabs? No fingerprints taken?

talwin said...

I suspect this one has a little way to run yet.

Tyson said...

It is indeed a matter for the courts now. But David Chaytor is guilty...

Elby the Beserk said...

How odd then, given also that Brown has had to pay back far far more than the other two leaders, that R5 on their Friday Drive programme, chose to concentrate on three minor Tory offenders, one of whom has in fact been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Not that one would want to impart any suggestion of partiality on the BBC, of course.

English Pensioner said...

No doubt the taxpayer will pay through the nose for all the legal costs. I wonder if any of them will get legal aid?

Budgie said...

392 MPs guilty of fiddling their expenses (note not criminally guilty - yet). That is 392 MPs, and some Lords, who should be sacked immediately and a lot more of them taken to court than 4.

Demetrius said...

If they can get themselves into this mess and the government seem no better in running the country then how did it get as bad as this? What are we paying this lot for?