OK, I will make this short. I've just finished watching Dispatches. What an uncomfortable hour for those of us who seem to spend half our lives defending politics as an honourable profession.
Watching Stephen Byers preening himself and prostituting himself was stomach churning. He went into too much detail for it to have all been made up or exaggerated. Presumbaly the national press are now looking into everything he has done since he left office in disgrace all those years ago.
Margaret Moran is a lying bitch. She makes out she is too ill to see any of her constituents, yet at the prospect of some filthy lucre she's as perky as Pinky. What a truly despicable woman.
Patricia Hewitt couldn't have been any more condescending if she had tried. To pretend that what she has been doing isn't paid advocacy is to defy belief.
Sir John Butterfill was as puffed up as is possible to get and dug himself a deeper hole with every word he spoke. Bye bye Peerage, I'd think. And hope.
Strangely, Geoff Hoon was the only one who acted with any degree of propriety. Yes, his openly stated desire to make money on the back of his political career grated, but he did seem to have a slightly more admirable values set than the others. Albeit only just.
I won't go on. I don't like 'sting operations', but these people did themselves up like kippers with little help from the Dispatches people.
And they deserve all the consequences which had better be coming their way.