20 July 2011

Praise freedom and pass the bung......

The punch and judy show that is parliament shows just how rotten Britain's democracy and democratic processes have become. If someone has made a poor decision all they have to do is say that they 'didn't know' and they are absolved of any responsibility. There seems to be no need to take responsibility for actions as once might have been the case. Profumo showed poor judgement and he walked without being pushed but these days there is little or no transparency and little or no accountability.

The ex-chief of the Met accepts a 5 week freebie and doesn't think that there is anything wrong with that. When was the last time that you were given a 5 week freebie and wouldn't you wonder why it was coming your way? Obviously the ex-chief of the Met didn't think that there were any questions to be asked.

Now we have a story about Bernie Ecclestone ( the man who donated £1,000,000 to the Labour Party - later returned - which exempted F1 from the cigarette advertising ban ) and allegations in Germany that he bribed a bank staffer during the sale of CVC Capital Partners.

Anyone who thinks that money doesn't talk, here or anywhere else, is dreaming.

Till next time, I'm Niall Connolly