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Two Labour peers face suspension

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posted on May, 14 2009 @ 05:22 AM

Two Labour peers face suspension

Two Labour peers face suspension from Parliament for six months after being found guilty of misconduct.

Ex-trade minister Lord Truscott and Lord Taylor of Blackburn were accused by the Sunday Times of being willing to change laws in exchange for cash.

The two men denied the allegations but they now face sanctions following a probe by a House of Lords Committee.

Labour's leader in the House of Lords had described the allegations against them as "very serious".
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 05:22 AM
Good news at last.. Or is this just a few scraps being swept up from the bottom of the pyramid?

Unfortunately, that is the entire report as of this post. I am sure we will get to hear a lot more about this over the next few days or so.

It's about time TPTB became 'the powers that were'...

What with ll these expense claims and now the 'too much bling' campaign... just who are the real crooks these days?
How do you define a crook if new laws are bought into power?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 05:24 AM
reply to post by Extralien

Banned for 6 months?
They should be imprisoned for corruption and stripped of all titles etc.

We need a modern day Guy Fawkes, only this time let's hope he succeeds!

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 05:27 AM
the ongoing fraud in parliment

when you and me take more money or claim more than we can , we can expect the police to knock on the door and be dragged off - as fraud is a crime

and yet for this lot its an `embarrassment`

why arn`t the self confessed criminals being dragged off and charged allready?

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 05:59 AM
Two Labour peers face the neck, from London Bridge? No? Damn!

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Freeborn

I'm with you there Freeborn! Surely such conduct should warrant a jail sentence and them losing their peerage? But no, a slap on the wrist, swept under the carpet and we all go on like nothing happened. Well, except us folk that actually have our eyes open and our heads out of the clouds.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 08:45 PM
Oh for another Cromwell!

Oliver Cromwell's Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament
Given to the House of Commons
20 April 1653

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your
contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and
enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell
your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have
no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience
for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den
of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the
whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone!
So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!

350 years later, how apt would this be for the disgrace we have who currently masquerade as Members Of Parliament.
We need an end of party politics and a return to people's politics.

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