Monday, 27 July 2015

Skewed Values.

Those who read last night’s story about the peer, the prostitute and the snorting habit might be interested to hear the latest: He’s been given what amounts to unpaid leave from his duties at the House of Lords while his fate is decided, and he’s been reported to the police for a criminal offence. So let’s ask a question:

What does it say of a society’s value system that a politician can face the ruination of his career and possible imprisonment for having a bit of fun – however sordid it might seem in the eyes of Middle England – which did nobody any harm, and yet a British Prime Minister can get away scot free with sending thousands of men into bloody warfare on the basis of something he knew to have been untrue?

Not much?

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