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Friday, 27 July 2012

Baroness Warsi Gets Away With It.

Baroness Warsi has been cleared of all wrongdoing over her expenses - by her mates in the Tory party. She's apologised for accidently taking her husband's cousin with her on an official trip to Pakistan and is reported that she's "delighted" that her murky dealings over paying rent haven't been too closely looked at. So what does all this tell us about the state of British politics? That it's rotten to the core and is even more rotten when the Tories get their snouts in the trough. Baroness Warsi, not to put too fine a point on it, has been allowed to get away with a fiddle that would get me or you fired and possibly prosecuted for fraud. This is hardly surprising in a country where the dispensation of justice is entirely dependent on who you know and how much money you have rather than whether you are guilty or not. We live in a country where bankers can steal money with impunity, where utility companies charge what they like , where policemen can kill without fear of consequence and politicians can lie, cheat and steal taxpayers money as they see fit. Meanwhile ordinary people are exposed to the full force of "justice" for even the slightest infraction of laws that apply only to them. If nothing else the banking crisis and resultant recession has demonstrated that Britain is nothing more than a shoddy banana republic, an oligarchy in which democracy is nothing more than a hollow sham. As the saying goes, "If you're not outraged you're not paying attention."

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