The Professors passion for "The Science of Deceit" started here...

Employed by the Ministry (in a covert capacity) to help introduce the law ending dishonest politics, you can see his hand all over the posts of past.

Current political circumstances have forced him to reveal himself and as we speak, MPs are signing up to re-introduce The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill for debate with over 80,000 voters supporting them.

Posts before Jan '08 are purely for the record (with hindsight they make fascinating reading). Posts after May 13th mark the Professor's return.


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Friday, December 22, 2006

Quote of the Week

Figured we'd leave you with this thought for xmas...

"Members shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner which will tend to
maintain and strengthen the public's trust and confidence in the integrity of
Parliament and never undertake any action which would bring the House of
Commons, or its Members generally, into disrepute."
Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament
Prepared pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 19th July 1995


We're off on hols with a stack of law books and statutes. Back the first week of Jan. Don't forget to vote in our poll - top of the right hand column.

Happy Holidays.

14 comments:

  1. check out the tort of "misfeasance in a public office"

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  2. Raised eyebrow22 Dec 2006, 08:35:00

    "never undertake any action which would bring the House of
    Commons, or its Members generally, into disrepute."

    locking stable door, horse bolted are some words that spring to mind.

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  3. Thank Christ it's only a Code of Practise. I wonder how much the paper it's written on is worth ?

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  4. when are you back guys?

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  5. It's all in the date - July 1995 - a panic-struck John Major and Labour government only just a twinkle in the devil Blair's eye.

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  6. Oh come on, the bloody thing was only necessary because of the scandals of the tory government. This is not a single party problem.

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  7. Anonymous asked "when are you back guys?". We're still on our hols - sadly with our noses to the legal grindstone (trying to find precedents to hold our dear representatives to account) when we should be outside enjoying the snow.

    We'll be back on the 8th Jan. Wish you were here.

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  8. Anonymous said "Not a single party problem" - of course not. The fact is, we can all write Codes of Practise till the cows come home. Great PR exercise etc. Now how's it enforced ? Is it even enforceable ? An early example of spinnius maximus.

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  9. In the theatre of spin, the mandelson is king

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  10. A fact for you - did you know that in the first year of Labour coming into power, they replaced 17 of the 19 heads of department in the Governments Office of Communications. These are civil servants and therefore supposedly non party-political positions.

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  11. Mandy said...
    In the theatre of spin, the mandelson is king

    Shurely shome mishtake - you mean "Queen" don't you ?

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  12. back from your hols// wonder how tony enjoyed his?? doubt their were any law books..

    law books/ laws?? books??

    no but i bet his singing voice has improved..

    what chance have we got when the fourth beegee is the judge and jury..

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  13. haha i feel like dancing....
    I hope he dances into jail where he belongs!

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  14. haha i feel like dancing....
    I hope he dances into jail where he belongs!

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