"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Lord Taylor: Guilty

The thieving Peer has been found guilty on six charges of false accounting and he'll be sentenced at some future, un-named date.  In the meantime he's been released on unconditional bail (!)  There are currently no processes in place to expel convicts from the Lords but before the GE Cameron did talk about reviewing the regulations  (no sign yet) so Taylor will be free to take up his seat and perks when he's released (assuming he is given a jail term, which isn't necessarily a given).



  1. You beat me to it!
    If politicians make the claim that they are in public life to "help people" and not for the money, then I would suggest the salary paid to the average C of E clergyman would be appropriate. After all, I feel that the average Vicar probably does more for his parishioners that most MPs do for their constituents!

  2. Good point, EP. Taylor was elevated to the Peerage by the Cons after he was rejected as a parliamentary constituency candidate - I wouldn't like to 2nd-guess their motives! MPs and Peers have been seduced by the mega-bucks paid by the EC so if they're not paid it as salary they think they're entitled to it by bumping up expenses. It's a shame to see how the public service ethos has degradedin this country. Integrity is thin on the ground.


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