Labour MPs and peers to face criminal sleaze charges

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  1. (and one Tory peer)


    The Daily Telegraph understands that detectives will imminently pass files on Labour MPs Elliot Morley, David Chaytor and Jim Devine, and peers Baroness Uddin, Lord Hanningfield and Lord Clarke of Hampstead to the Crown Prosecution Service.

    Keir Starmer, the country’s top prosecutor, is expected to make a decision on whether to prosecute the politicians as early as January, before a General Election. The Director of Public Prosecutions will decide whether the MPs and peers face court on counts of fraud, which carries a maximum sentence on conviction of 10 years, or false accounting, for which the maximum penalty is up to seven years.

    Police and criminal lawyers are confident that charges will be brought.
  2. Why do I not share their confidence.
  3. Because you are a realist, however a late crimbo pressie will be acceptable
  4. It will never happen,
  5. More chance of plaiting p1ss than that shower facing charges!
  6. Why aren't McNulty and Smith being considered for prosecution, surely they also intentionally defrauded the taxpayer!
  7. If they are charged, it will be for ELECTORAL PURPOSES, and following the election they will all be found not guilty.

    Agreed with 'bobthedog' above, why is Jackie Smith not 'on the list'? Her 'fraud' was out and out stealing - theft!

    PS: AND, before the facile 'ashie' starts bleating, any Tory or LibDem MP cheating 'thieves'.
  8. I find it quite amusing comparing the claims of the different parties:

    Tories - moats and duck houses
    Liberals - hob nobs and kit kats
    Labour - wholesale fraud with impending (maybe) prosecution
  9. They wont go to court,if they do they wont be found guilty, if they are they will get 1 hour of community service, suspended.

    Our political 'masters' are rotten to the core.
  10. Why are those that "possibily"conned us charged for fraud :evil: ?
    Anybody else(elector)will have been :x
  11. I wonder what his take on it will be? :D

    A Tory Plot no doubt :twisted:
  12. Possibly.

    I was talking to a lawyer friend about this a few weeks ago. He was of the opinion that the two Labour MPs who claimed for non-existent mortgages are clearly guilty of 'straight fraud'. It would be very difficult to find a plausible excuse not to prosecute and jail them.

    The Commons' Standards Committee appear to agree. One member on telly recently stated that the committee expects 4 Labour MPs and Peers to be jailed next year.

    Based on the UKIP MP who was sent down recently for expenses fraud, Morley and Chaytor should expect a couple of years in prison. Unless, of course, the judge happens to be one of Cherie Booth/Blair/Antoinette's numerous business partners or Tony's former toast fag from public school.

    Having said that, the case will be dealt with by by the CPS 'Special Crime Division'. Set up by the grinning tw@t himself during the cash for Peerages investigation, these are the people who decided that the police had made a terrible mistake in thinking that Tony or Lord Cashpoint had a case to answer. They also got Labour's Lord Ahmed off with several days in jail for killing a bloke.

    Just in case there is any lack of political bias, the Special Crime Division report to the Director of Public Prosecutions himself, Keir Starmer. He's a 'staunchly pro-Labour' former human rights lawyer who is named after Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party and first ever Labour MP. No chance of any bias there then.

    If these buggers don't go down, I propose to don my 'riot strength', heavy duty, sh1te resistant incontinence pants and head for central London to do my worst. Who will join me?


  13. Champagne Socialism at it's finest.
  14. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    On the Toady programme this morning, JOhn Humphrys was already peddling the line - to David Cameron - that this was, indeed, a Tory/Kelly plot.

    The BBC have been given their line by Mandelson, and will fulfil it to the letter, as they always do. It's either "nothing to see here, move along" as with Teather, or "a Tory plot" as in this case.

    They are very predictable.
  15. I really will believe it when I see it. Given there will be no legislation about expenses pushed through by our wonderful leaders because there is now an "independent" body now in charge, who I presume was picked by the corrupt, nose in the trough arsewipes we call politicians.

    This will get as far as the CPS and then buried under a mountain of spin so high you will be able to look down on Everest from it.

    PS I am up for the revolution, time and date just let me know.