I have always thought Jacqui Smith is a thoroughly nice woman who was overwhelmed by the job. She allowed the authoritarian instincts of her department, instilled by her predecessors, to dominate her political agenda and she allowed herself to be dictated to by Number Ten.
Dude, seriously, WTF?
Or as someone else put it:
Iain, what colour is the sky on your planet?
And another, more substantial comment I liked:
There seems to be a contagious reaction spreading throughout the English speaking world of describing people as "very nice people" as if somehow that excuses their actions.
Simon Cowell might have started it(?).
"I'm sure you're a very nice person, you're a great guy, you're quite entertaining but you're absolutely rubbish at what you do." Aren't we all nice people ultimately?
I'm sure that murderers, thieves, rapists, armed robbers, paedophiles and double agents are "really nice guys" also who have many good points. But unfortunately, that doesn't let you off the hook if you are in the dock at the Old Bailey charged with a serious criminal offence, does it? I've met one guy who murdered his wife and he was a really nice guy too.
These MP's should face multiple charges of fraud and theft. When they are sentenced, the judge should take into account two predominant factors when passing sentence. Firstly, that they had a good income so they had no necessity to steal and, secondly, that they created the laws which put their fellow citizens in prison. They acted in a premeditated fashion.
I look forward to the day when Jacqui Smith is serving 5 years for conspiracy to commit fraud, theft and obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception at one of Her Majesty's Hotels that she used to be in charge of.
She has always commented how criminals should be punished. Let the games begin.
String the fat cunt up, it's the only language she understands.