"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."

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Devine: 16 months

Somehow it doesn't seem long enough.  Call me hard-hearted Hannah if you like but, despite the man's tears, I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for him.  I also think that far too many MPs escaped the court room;  they became symbolic of self-entitled thievery from the public purse and have tarnished Parliament as a whole.  IPSA should stick to its guns and not allow MPs to water down its remit and nor should it feel threatened by the likes of Cameron.  It's bad enough that we're being robbed of our Constitution and Civil Liberties; we mustn't allow them to keep robbing the taxpayer too.



2 comments:

  1. Actually GV the likes of Devine etc and their sentences - these should have been in years, not months. Also methinks I might look at Devine, Chaytor and compare them to the sins of those who have not been charged - a post for a few days time.

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  2. That's an awful lot of MPs to trawl through, MrW. I see the likes of McShane are still in the House but, on the bright side, he *was* re-elected by his constituents and if it weren't for them we'd be seeing even more of him on the Daily Politics/ Newsnight/HIGNFY/The Week. Jacqui Smith is everywhere. I don't know why the BBC don't just sack all their current presenters and replace them disgraced MPs. David Chaytor could have done community service presenting Children's Newsround instead of a jail term.

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