Showing posts with label corruption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label corruption. Show all posts

Monday, 23 February 2015

A brilliant little distraction...

It may or may not be a coincidence that the Daily Telegraph, fresh from the (perfectly plausible) allegations regarding its coverage of the HSBC scandal made by Peter Oborne, has chosen to splash with yet another expose of ex-ministers taking cash for access.
Whilst such behaviour is undoubtedly, at best, morally wrong, I might say that ex-ministers and current MPs seem to be pretty soft targets for allegations of wrong-doing, when compared to multi-national banks. After all, several ex-MPs have (rightly) been jailed for rorting the expenses system; no bankers - in the UK at least - appear to have suffered a similar fate.
Of course, the cynic in me might say, the Telegraph's story only serves to handily deflect the public's anger away from the bankers and towards those dastardly politicians. Is this precisely what the Telegraph had in mind when pursuing this story? Of course, the cynical observer might say that, but I couldn't possibly comment...