Anybody who doubts the deep, deep corruption of our parliament need only refer to the laughably light punishment given to Lord Taylor of Blackburn. He was caught red-handed offering to get legislation changed for money. He went into detail on his methodology.
He then, with typical New Labour arrogance, brought upon himself official criticism for the “Disdain” he showed the investigation.
His disdain was justified. They couldn’t touch him, and they didn’t. A measly one year’s suspension? Bollocks!!
Nobody outside the inane village of Westminster will think that a year’s suspension is sufficient. A year in prison would not be sufficient.
Lord Scumbag has been peddling influence for cash for decades. He has been the highest paid parliamentary “Lobbyist” for the defence industry. This site wes detailing it for two years before the Sunday Times’ investigation.
The modus operandus of this government, again and again, is to institute an inquiry into a scandal, with terms of reference so limited as to pre-determine the outcome. Sleazebag criminal Taylor has only been invesitgated for his willingness to go along with the Sunday Times’ fake scam.
Nobody has asked the vastly more important questions.
What did scumbag crook Taylor do for the very real millions of pounds he trousered for all those consultancies and directorships in the Defence industry since New Labour came to power?
Which of the methodologies he outlined to the disguised Sunday Times reporter did he actually use on behalf of his real defence and security clients?
Why was it worth the while of the defence and security agencies to employ this retired expert in the theory of primary school education?
How much of the influence he was peddling was actually his partner Jack Straw’s influence? How much of the proceeds did Jack Straw see apart from the admitted payment by Lord Taylor of his election expenses and by companies of hospitality events in his constituency?
We have only scratched the surface of this scandal so far.