Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Let he who is without sin...


It might confound the expectations of a few old hand at blogs hereabouts that Newsnight's Chris Cook is still going after John Bercow and Keith Vaz: 


But I think BBC Waste has a point here:

2 comments:

  1. If the BBC lost some of its "talent" thanks to FOI requests (as it claims to fear) that would be all to the good, as the "talent" isn't very talented.

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  2. Oh another form of Parliamentary privilege no doubt. Something I've discovered recently: there's a body called the House of Commons Commission which is the authority over the administration, staffing and finance, including a role in cases of alleged harassment and misconduct of staff.

    It consists of the Speaker*, the Leader of the House, a person nominated by the Opposition and three others who are not government ministers; it has two token outsiders; I'm not sure if they are in addition to the above or part of the three.
    There's a somewhat notorious Labour MP who has been publicly criticised for bullying and harassment of a Committee Clerk when he chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee. Who is the Labour person on the Commission which might be involved in a case against him? Why, it's only the sister of the notorious one. Both notorious himself and the sister are solicitors, by the way, so they will know a thing or two about the law and concepts such as conflicts of interest. But then again if you have ways and means of ensuring no case will be brought - because the staff know sis is on the panel or they are all your mates anyway who'd never criticise a fellow MP, or you have something on your mates - such inconvenient conflicts of interest need never arise. All sewn up nice and neat.
    * Also been publicly accused of bullying by a former /retired male member of his staff.

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