Friday, July 21, 2006

Governmental consistency

Yesterday Home Secretary John Reid announced an end to lenient punishments for people who are caught red-handed and own up to being guilty of breaking the law.

Today, John Prescott excapes punishment for being caught red-handed in breaching the ministerial code because he owned up to it.

Erm...

1 Comments:

Blogger Simstim said...

Is the ministerial code actually law though? Having said that, the "I broke no law" defence is always rather weak as I can't imagine it working in the non-political world of sackings.

7/22/2006 05:49:00 pm  

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