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Snouts in the Trough

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Re: Snouts in the Trough

Postby Seamus » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 pm

You would have thought that after the expenses scandal that the MPs would be keeping themselves clean - not so it seems.

She has been asked to pay back less than she stole.

If this had been your average person they would have been charged by the police for Theft or Fraud but Politicians are just asked to pay back what they took. They are judged by their peers which seems bizarre. Could you imagine a judge saying to any of the Tottenham rioters 'That's all right son, just put the Plasma screen TV back to the window of the burnt out Currys where you lifted it and well say no more about it'.?
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Postby Steely Hill » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:01 am

it's the total lack of genuine outrage across the political divide that gets me. a clear indicator that they know this is still widespread.

this incident is as clear a case of theft/fraud as you're likely to find and yet only a fraction need paying back while she keeps her job and her safe seat in a town she has no actual affiliation with. it will take a very bold change in the local politics of the area she 'represents' to get rid of her and that is why this stinks so badly. these chancers are deliberately placed in safe seats knowing their crimes will go unpunished and the party will remain unaffected.
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Re: Snouts in the Trough

Postby Hams » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:30 pm

Maria Miller has finally resigned as Culture secretary, even if this is the case i think she should still be investigated by the police and charged if needed.
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Re: Snouts in the Trough

Postby Pickleman1967 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:17 pm

Corruption in politics, as nauseating and infuriating as ever. I think our politicians dabble in small beer compared to other parts of the world, like South America, Africa, India, Russia, Italy etc., so we should be grateful for small mercies. We have, of course, a long tradition of people in privileged positions filling their boots with tax payers money...

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