Saturday, 29 May 2010

David Laws cont.....

Further to the previous post regarding David Laws; a note on the outcome.

David Laws, remember, claimed money in a manner contrary to the rules set out. He paid money to his partner for accommodation which he then claimed back on the taxpayer.

His resignation letter to David Cameron reeks of cowardice and a lack of awareness about the public's view of politics:

"I cannot now escape the conclusion that what I have done was in some way wrong, even though I did not gain any financial benefit from keeping my relationship secret in this way."

That is the sort of avoidance of full responsibility that the public have grown to despise in our politicians. How ambiguous can you be about accepting that you have broken the law?

It's an utter disgrace. The man is a crook. He has fiddled his expenses and robbed the taxpayer of money whilst he, with his millionaire status, preaches to us about economic prudence. The Tory sympathy for this man on the blogosphere, amongst Twitterati and from the politicians themselves is nothing short of despicable.

And what of His Royal Holier-Than-The-Political-Establishment Highness Nick Clegg? He claimed that Laws has had "...his privacy cruelly shattered". Yes, he has. But it is absolutely in the public interest. The same "public interest" that Clegg and Cameron would not shut up about last week when declaring their political marriage.

His resignation is not courageous; it is a great triumph for the people of this country who have clearly indicated that they are unwilling to let their politicians get away with such corruption. That is the only reason Laws resigned: not because he felt he was wrong.

And look, I've said all that without mentioning the fact that he's gay. Could that be because it is totally irrelevant?


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