Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lordly sanctions: pathetic

It seems that two of the peers involved in the scandal of a few weeks back have been found guilty.
TWO Labour peers at the centre of the lords for hire scandal have been found guilty of misconduct by a sleaze inquiry and face suspension from parliament, according to senior House of Lords sources.

Senior peers have concluded that Lord Taylor of Blackburn and Lord Truscott have broken the code of conduct of members of the upper house.

The investigation began after undercover Sunday Times reporters posing as lobbyists found that the two peers were prepared to help to amend legislation in return for cash.

They could now be barred from parliament for up to a year and lose tax-free allowances of up to £335 a day.

You fucking what? These people were prepared to amend the law of the fucking land—in favour of corporate clients—in order to personally enrich themselves, and they might be "barred from parliament for up to a year"?

Let me spell this out: Lords Taylor and Truscott conspired to sacrifice the liberty of the British people in order to serve the interests of big business: this conflation of corporate interest with state force is one of the hallmarks of fascism.

These two cunts are traitors to the people and should be fucking swinging from lamp-posts, not possibly maybe perhaps slightly suspended. Is there really no criminal sanction that can be brought against them for this gross act of treachery?

At the very least, they should be made to submit accounts, and any and all monies that they have made from "consultancy" should be confiscated immediately.

Further, every law in which they had a hand must now be repealed, pending review. Whilst the "noble" Lords must not benefit from this gross corruption, neither should the companies concerned.

Our whole Parliament—the House of Lords, the Commons and the Civil Service—is now revealed as being unutterably corrupt; the entire edifice is rotten. It must be destroyed, gutted; the slimed, befouled, infected innards must be torn out, lest the entire body die.

Trust in politicians has been incredibly low for decades, but rarely has trust in the political process itself been so utterly lacking. It was bad enough—though just barely tolerable—that MPs and Lords personally enriched themselves; what is unacceptable is that the very business of government should be so cheaply bought.

NuLabour have accelerated this process. From the Ecclestone scandal onwards, it has been obvious that the government's very policy has been up for sale to the highest bidder; then these odious cunts pulled apart the Lords and filled it with NuLabour placemen, so that the Upper House would be unable to block the desires of NuLabour's clients—indeed, as we have seen, the ignoble Lords thus created have embraced this corporatist corruption very readily.

Britain faces a collapse of its economy, of its political system, of its worth. And waiting in the wings are the Kindly Ones, the Tories, ready to feast upon the corpse of our political system and complete the total evisceration of the mother of Parliaments.

Hang them: hang them all.

UPDATE: the rest of this week's corruption is over at Guido's. It does not make for pretty reading, confirming—as it does—that our entire political system is irredeemably mephitic.


Katabasis said...


What would happen to me if I was working in even a junior role in the Civil Service and it was revealed I was on the payroll for a foreign intelligence agency?

Apparently whatever you do is ok as long it is done for purely personal gain.

Anonymous said...

and why is nobody making a fuss except the bloggers?

Tim W said...

I can't see this on the BBC politics section. Is it just too embarrassing to mention?

Henry North London said...

Pravda wont report this today It'll be Tuesday before it reports it.

Nobody is making a fuss because the sun is out and everyone is downing beers at their Braais

More expensive beer but beer nevertheless

Last time I looked the same amount of Stella cost less than petrol or milk

Arent I cynical?

Wossat? said...

I live less than five minutes walk from Lord Taylor's Knott End home (not his main residence). He's been acting as a non-parliamentary consultant for a Texas based comapny called Canatxx (correct spelling) who want to store more than 2 million cubic feet of pressurised gas in salt beds located in an area made very unstable by salt mining and brine extraction. This short video explains:

What the video doesn't say is that one of the brine wells (you can see have big these fuckers are), is full of mercury sludge courtesy of ICI. If that well goes then the water table for miles around will be poisoned.

Taylor is trying to get Canatxx's plans passed despite a massive fight against them from locals. We've got the plans kicked out once and now the bastards are back again. With Taylor on board.

Needless to say, Taylor, an out and out unconscionable cunt, is the most hated man in the area and hasn't shown his face recently. For money he aims to put 100,000 people at risk from a massive explosion caused by unstable geology. Sort of trumps the buggers simply taking cash to twist rules for their corporate friends.

String Taylor up? I'll supply the panio wire and the fucking lamp post!!!