Keeping powerful people safe from prosecution - the how to

This is bad - UK Parliament. Seat of democracy.

Anyone with any sense who was in trouble would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, “I’m in a jam, can you help?” It might be debt, it might be a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal which a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help. And if we could, we did. We would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points. That sounds a pretty nasty reason but one of the reasons is, if we can get a chap out of trouble, he’ll do as we ask forever more.

It’s like House of Cards all over again. Apart from the fact that the Catholic Church claims to be he guardian of morality, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between this, the Catholic Church, the BBC and half a dozen other scandals. Organisations care more about their reputation than they do about their charges. A compromised employee is a useful employee.

And so the wheel turns. Large, powerful institutions protect their own, and allies when needed.

Another argument for free speech, and all sorts of other basic rights.

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Christ, some of the comments on there though.

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Wow, I hadn’t gone down there. I’d bet there’s a bunch of Poli-analysts posting.

Many, many 'kippers. ‘Benefit scroungers’ and ‘Liebore’ are bandied about plenty.

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