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    that I find bewildering and totally inept....

    From the telegraph
    Lord Clarke of Hampstead will not face any charges because of "insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction and lawyers are still considering a police file on Baroness Uddin.
    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ccounting.html

    Now, don't get me wrong, I am all for due process ... however

    from the Right honorable gentleman himself

    A LABOUR peer and former chairman of the party has admitted that he “fiddled” his expenses to make up for not being paid a salary. He had even claimed for overnight stays in London when, in fact, he drove home.

    Lord Clarke of Hampstead, who has apologised for his “terrible error”, is the first member of the House of Lords to concede that peers knowingly abuse their allowances to boost their income.

    He said that he had claimed up to £18,000 a year for overnight subsistence when he had often stayed with friends for free in the capital or had even returned to his home in St Albans, about an hour from London.
    Source:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6396064.ece

    Now call me Harsh, but in my own little fantasy legal system his "confession" would have been more than enough to have m'lord bang to rights.....
 
 
 
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