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Glaring omission in Queen’s Speech

Not that many of us will be able to remember much at all about it in a week’s time, but the Queen’s Speech yesterday was a spectacular failure of opportunity. Gordon Brown’s government has not announced that they are to bring forward any measures or Bills to help clean up the expenses mess in Parliament, it was a glaring and obvious omission. As The Daily Telegraph points out this morning that six peers and MPs are to have the files on the police investigation into their expense claims passed to the CPS and Guido indicates that others still face the possibility of private prosecutions being brought by the Sunlight Centre and/or the Taxpayers’ Alliance (supported by the Daily Mail).

It is glaringly obvious why Gordon Brown’s Labour government, (which only has 70 days left before it must call an election), was quite happy to leave the issue alone and allow a new administration to deal with it – a pretty spineless way to govern and a hopeless way of trying to reconnect or rediscover the trust that must bind public and politicians together!

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Written by curly

November 19, 2009 at 10:42 am

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