UK MP's to face criminal trial

A view from England

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Good news. The three Labour MP's accused of defrauding the taxpayer via dodgy expenses claims are to face trial in a criminal court.
BBC News - Court rejects 'parliamentary privilege' expenses appeal
The three miserable specimens had attempted to pervert justice by claiming 'parliamentary privilege' should be applied to fiddling expenses claims. They will now be treated as would any ordinary man or woman. Good news and shares in vaseline are rising..petuniapetuniapetunia
 


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Wow, look at what a functioning democracy can achieve. The court cases alone will be enough to keep any MP in check in future.

Do the citizens of Ireland have to set up their own court or perhaps our own Gardai? Since neither can be said to be working for the people.
 

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Wow, look at what a functioning democracy can achieve. The court cases alone will be enough to keep any MP in check in future.

Do the citizens of Ireland have to set up their own court or perhaps our own Gardai? Since neither can be said to be working for the people.
This is the result of The Telegraph exposing MP's expenses. You need a savage press/media in order to expose these cheating filth. Does Ireland have one? It all looks a bit tame to me?
 

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The Mail have done a good job in Ireland of exposing quite a lot of stretching and abusing the expenses system, and have also highlighted potential crimes in certain instances. In general though, a lot of people seem to have trouble differentiating between people committing fraud (Which is what's alleged in the UK case) and people taking a terribly weak system for all they can.
 

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The Mail have done a good job in Ireland of exposing quite a lot of stretching and abusing the expenses system, and have also highlighted potential crimes in certain instances. In general though, a lot of people seem to have trouble differentiating between people committing fraud (Which is what's alleged in the UK case) and people taking a terribly weak system for all they can.
There seems to be a lack of outrage at your politicians in the general media. Whilst sites like this one allow folk to vent their anger and to discuss current affairs, the same does not appear to happen on RTE or in the newspapers (Mail excepted). It is as if the media is not independent of the state.
 

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This is the result of The Telegraph exposing MP's expenses. You need a savage press/media in order to expose these cheating filth. Does Ireland have one? It all looks a bit tame to me?

Its more then that, its connected to the parochial culture of corruption in Ireland, its reflected in all institutions, nepotism also works at all levels, the Garda used to investigate compaints against themselves up to 10 yrs ago ffs, its only the EU that has made the republics institutions more accountable, but the culture of corrution is still an epidemic.

Saying that it has at least now been exposed.

Nepotism, the culture of corruption etc are part of all countries Catholic cultures, look at Brazil, Italy, Spain etc.

The republic is possibly the least corrupt Catholic country, due to British law etc forming alot of its legal system, look at Spain ffs, you can buy a house there, 3 yrs later the council can turn up and say its not yours under some by law or other.
 


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