Labour Sleaze? Alive And Well!

To use Obama’s terminology – this is a party on the wrong side of history. After the cash-for-honours scandal, we now have Labour peers accepting cash to change the law:

Four peers — including two former ministers — offered to help undercover reporters posing as lobbyists obtain an amendment in return for cash.

Two of the peers were secretly recorded telling the reporters they had previously secured changes to bills going through parliament to help their clients.

Lord Truscott, the former energy minister, said he had helped to ensure the Energy Bill was favourable to a client selling “smart” electricity meters. Lord Taylor of Blackburn claimed he had changed the law to help his client Experian, the credit check company.

Taylor told the reporters: “I will work within the rules, but the rules are meant to be bent sometimes.”

And this is the legislative chamber which ‘Justice’ Secretary Jack Straw says he’s so eager to reform, yet curiously never does. I wonder why that might be?

but the finding on Mr Straw took MPs by surprise.

The case relates to a donation of £3,000 from Cantaxx Energy, a gas company, to a Labour dinner held in Mr Straw’s honour in his Blackburn constituency in 2004. The firm was then seeking planning permission for an energy project elsewhere in Lancashire.

The committee found that Mr Straw not only failed to record the donation on the Register of Members’ Interests in 2004, but again in 2006 when it was drawn to his attention by Ben Wallace, a Tory MP, and again in 2007 when he was shown a copy of his declared donations that omitted the Cantaxx.

Draw your own conclusions.


One response to “Labour Sleaze? Alive And Well!

  1. Find myself not at allshocked at the alleged revelation in the Sunday Times that four New Labour peers have in essence allegedly agreed to accept bribes for tabling amendments to Laws to benefit Commercial interests of the people offering to pay them.It’s just another example of Government corruption.And we are not talking minor amounts; one of them allegedly wanted £120,000 per year!So politics on every level in this country is peopled by people with their snouts in the trough to rip this Country off for as much as they can.Starting with the Councillors, whose allowances now are so substantial they amount to a salary along with their redundancy and retirement packages.To MPS who seem capable of attracting Part time jobs with multinationals alongside their Parliamentary duties(although of course with no potential conflict of interest, No, No never!!!!).Finally to the Lords who along with their ‘allowance’ of up to £300 per day are now, at least on the Labour benches, apparently selling off the law of this country to the Highest bidder!But are we surprised?No, not when we remember their role model, Tony Blair, Mr Teflon, who has prostituted himself around the world taking money where he can get it, trading on his reputation as British PM.The Christian who definitely begins at home, his home!This warmonger and war criminal has sold this country down the river and left in charge an incompetent buffoon who is even more rapidly destroying our economy than Bliar and Bush destroyed Iraq with their illegal war and both of whom supported the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.So a few Lords trying to ‘trouser’ as much as they can should be no surprise.But forgive me, isn’t this in essence ‘Treason’ for which I believe they can still be hanged?

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