Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Three MPs to Face Criminal Courts

The Supreme Court has found against the three ex Labour MPs who appealed a court of appeal decision that they should face the criminal courts over allegedly fiddling their expenses. The former MPs, Jim Devine, David Chaytor and Elliott Morley, had argued that their case should be dealt with by Parliament.

I don't think the Supreme Court verdict should come as a surprise to anyone. Just think of the outrage there would have been if the decision had gone the other way.

We now await the verdict of Harriet Harman...

10 comments:

anne riddle said...

Great news - hope the punishment is fair and balanced!

Unsworth said...

Awaiting the verdict of Harriet Harman - some sort of play by Sam Beckett?

Just as long, tedious and pointless, I'd say.

emlasker said...

too!! and you a publisher

Elby the Beserk said...

the verdict of Harman? Not to forget, the Court Of Public Opinion, as well...

Tim said...

Shouldn't that be to face criminal courts?

I feel a little sorry for them because I think they have been made patsies.

Ordinarily I would think that Morley should be tried due to the outrageous nature of his claim, but like with all three of them, I am not satisfied that any jury will be genuinely impartial due to the lynch-mob, McCarthyist, and hysterical reporting of the natter.

But then, I've always been soft.

jailhouselawyer said...

When are the other 600 odd going to face the same punishment?

Tim said...

"...hysterical reporting of the natter."?!

That'll teach me to buy cheap keyboards from Tesco, with the letters rubbing off after about 6 months.

Mind you, I could do a 'Colin Eldridge' and pretend that I intended to use 'natter' all along...

Ben said...

Surely the verdict that matters most is that of Mrs Bercow.

I was surprised not to have seen any statement from her so far today.

Mirtha Tidville said...

The real decision will be that of the trial judge who will pronounce just how long these twisting, cheating,lying Hoons will spend rotting in a cell...

Victor, NW Kent said...

I suppose that we are funding the legal aid defences of this gang?