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1st Nov 2016, 16:22
MPs back Keith Vaz appointment to Justice Select Committee | The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-parliamentary-vote-keith-vaz-justice-select-committee-a7390341.html)

More than 150 Conservative MPs (http://www.independent.co.uk/topic/conservative) have backed Keith Vaz (http://www.independent.co.uk/topic/KeithVaz)'s appointment to a parliamentary committee despite warnings it would fuel the public's low opinion of politicians.

I don't know how the public could HAVE a lower opinion of politicians... :ugh:

The Justice Select Committee of the United Kingdom is a select committee of the House of Commons which scrutinizes the policy, administration, and spending of the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the committee examines the work of the Law Officers of the Crown, the Serious Fraud Office, and the Crown Prosecution Service. The committee also reviews draft Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_Select_Committee

sitigeltfel
1st Nov 2016, 16:32
He probably bribed the other members with a deal on cheap washing machines.

Wyler
1st Nov 2016, 18:22
Or they all spend the weekends together at a private club running around in nappies hitting each other with birch twigs.

VP959
1st Nov 2016, 19:08
I really don't know which is more broken, our political system or that in the US.

As the Chinese Curse says: "May you live in interesting times"

Rosevidney1
1st Nov 2016, 19:29
Guido Fawkes has a fair bit to say on the (very) strange proceedings. His site is always worth a look.

radeng
1st Nov 2016, 23:40
VP959

You got it in one!!!

wiggy
2nd Nov 2016, 09:12
I really don't know which is more broken, our political system or that in the US.


Also agreed..

I don't know how the public could HAVE a lower opinion of politicians..

....and the worrying fact is that it seems to be that Westminster politicians don't give a stuff about public opinion.

VP959
2nd Nov 2016, 09:45
....and the worrying fact is that it seems to be that Westminster politicians don't give a stuff about public opinion.

That's been at the core of our political woes for the past decade or more. Over the past 25 years or so, our politicians have come to realise that they never need to honour election manifesto pledges, so can promise anything at election time, knowing full well that they will ignore those promises and do what best suits them once elected.

It reminds me of the behaviour of a certain senior officer I worked with years ago (1 star level, a year or so away from retirement, in a desk job). He spent the majority of his working day trying to work his way into a very well paid post-retirement job with a defence contractor, and manipulating his day job to gain influence with them. Several of us watched it with amazement, but back then "whistle-blowing" was career suicide, so none of us did a thing about it.

vctenderness
2nd Nov 2016, 10:04
'Jim' has been appointed to the 'Justice Select committee' whilst under police investigation for drug related offences. You couldn't make it up!

wiggy
2nd Nov 2016, 10:16
VP959

That's been at the core of our political woes for the past decade or more. Over the past 25 years or so, our politicians have come to realise that they never need to honour election manifesto pledges, so can promise anything at election time,

Very true.. I do think Westminster and UK politics is now very much rotten to the core ( and for the avoidance of any doubt I think it's all parties)...in reality probably no different to the rest of the world.

I'm sure/hope there a few genuinely honorable members but I suspect they are getting thinner and thinner on the ground.

sitigeltfel
2nd Nov 2016, 10:27
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