Thursday, 21 May 2009

Firm and decisive action


Lord Truscott and Lord Taylor of Blackburn were unanimously found to have breached the Upper House's code of conduct which requires members to "always act on their personal honour". It is the first time in 350 years that peers have been banned in this way.


Peers voted to suspend them until the end of the parliamentary session, about six months, the maximum penalty the House can impose.

Wow. That'll learn 'em. Six months' suspension for accepting bribes to change the law of the UK to the benefit of a corrupt company.

Fuck's sake. Keep on, folks. Keep on. But when heads wind up on pikes and people don't really care whether you were guilty or not, don't fucking come crying to me.


Dave H said...

Amending laws for personal gain is one of the biggest professional crimes they could commit, comparable to a police officer accepting a bribe to amend his statement. These Peers are guilty of the most serious corruption and all they get is a few months on the naughty step.

Being stripped of their titles and 6 months in prison would be more like it.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

My MP went to the doctors in his clingfilm underpants. He said, "Doc what's up with me? He replied, "I can clearly see your nuts."

Chalcedon said...

The suspension should have been by a rope via the short drop method. 20 minutes usually is long enough.