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Cash for honours - no charges being brought

#3
Quelle surprise...

Still, it'll save Broon the expense of setting up a Hutton-stylee inquiry to come to conclusion that no-one connected to Neu Arbeit did anything wrong.
 
#5
What a surprise... Not... :x

:x :x :x Gonna go calm down now :x :x :x thanks to Blair, labour etce oh and not forgetting Brown, the sacrifices of two World Wars and all the other wee arguments since and continuing seem right now to be for nothing... those unprincipled ***** have between them thrown the UK's reputation down the drain.

Whitewash through and through... time to get the DPP independent of the Government me thinks.
 
#7
My thoughts exactly snapper and I've had enough now. I never thought I'd leave the UK but I've recently started the emigration process for Australia. I've heard plenty of stories about the grass not always being greener on the other side but to my mind nothing can be worse than the state we're now in and the direction we're heading.

It is like our country is being run by a sinister yet utterly inept version of the Student Union...god help us. :cry:
 
#8
Wait on a formal announcement by the CPS. It might be frantic leaking.

If no charges are brought, the dossier will enter the public domain one way or another. It will be very interesting....

Perhaps someone with money will bring a legal action or apply for a judicial review of the CPS decision?
 
#9
Fair point MrP. In my blind rage I failed to listen to the full broadcast on SkyNews or actually read the link I posted!!

The BBC understands that no-one is to face charges after the 16-month cash-for-honours investigation.
I sincerely hope that pravda (sorry BBC) is wrong, but somehow I doubt it. The problem with a Judicial Review is - the government is free to ignore it's findings....
 
#10
legal_eagle said:
Fair point MrP. In my blind rage I failed to listen to the full broadcast on SkyNews or actually read the link I posted!!

The BBC understands that no-one is to face charges after the 16-month cash-for-honours investigation.
I sincerely hope that pravda (sorry BBC) is wrong, but somehow I doubt it. The problem with a Judicial Review is - the government is free to ignore it's findings....
It all depends who's names were on the original list and also $$$$££££ :roll:
 
#11
Doners to parties have always done well out of the "Honours" list, I thought the investigation was focused more on whether people had lied about it during the investigation?

Peoples expectations have probably been clouded by reporting that is about as fair and impartial as the phone competitions they run. I really don't see the BBC bias in favour of Blair, they've clearly been trying to shoot him down for the past few years with little success. I'd say more so since their reporter was caught out trying to sex up his reporting of Government handling of a certain dossier.

The outcome of the investigation, as apart from the often reporting embarassing nature of the way it was handle for Blair's Government, is hardly a suprise to anyone. How much of the way it was investigated had to do with internal, anti Sir Ian Blair, politics?
 
#12
A shame, but not surprising. I had been hoping some of these "untouchables" may ended up having their bottoms touched in jail.
Just because no prosecutions are being brought, it doesn't mean they're not guilty
 
#14
I don't really know what they were expecting. Let's face it, honours and awards have always been doled out in exchange for something. Joe Bloggs used to become The Earl of Bloggs for giving his daughter to the King, Smudge Smith would become Lord Smith for taking the King's side in an argument and so on. Simple fact, you give the ruling party a significant financial donation and you will get your reward sooner or later.

But it's not just labour at fault here. They all do it. Can anyone tell me how buffoons like Mark Thatcher get made into Knights of the Realm (who say "Ni")? It was one of the rewards that his mum got for reaching the magical rollover 3 million unemployed (one of those Tory schemes). He certainly hasn't done anything positive for our country.
 
#16
PoisonDwarf said:
Can anyone tell me how buffoons like Mark Thatcher get made into Knights of the Realm (who say "Ni")? It was one of the rewards that his mum got for reaching the magical rollover 3 million unemployed (one of those Tory schemes).
Sir Marks title is hereditary, having inherited the baronetcy of his late father.

Yes the Tories did preside over 3 million unemployed but at least they didn't hide the figures like the Liabour party does...how many on incapacity benefit? 2.7 million is it? This from the party that promised to be whiter than white. Fcukin hypocritical self-serving scum.
 
#17
To reiterate what I wrote in Current Affairs

I hate to say I told You so but . . . . .


It was obvious nothing was going to happen when the Yard went back for more statements and then we heard nothing more for ages. The CPS probably told Bill to get something more substansive or drop the thing.

Personally I think that whilst doners were rewarded for their gifts TO ONE OF ALL THREE PARTIES, the police found no indication that anyone was told that donations would automatically result in peerages
 
#18
Wow! Sven, I agree with you, more or less. I despise the Labour Party with every fibre of my being (and the Lib Dems to a slightly lesser degree) but it would be disingenuous to say that all three main parties have not been guilty of selling honours in the past and I have no doubt that promises were made which the Bill simply could not prove beyond reasonable doubt.

What I'm not too sure about is the investigation into the attempts to pervert the course of justice, i.e. destruction of incriminating evidence etc. As I understand it that was the direction the investigation ultimately took..
 

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