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Friday, January 12, 2007

Quote of the Week

"Frankly, if we are to regain trust or at least improve levels of trust in politics and politicians, politicians do have to speak honestly, tell things how they see it, not be ashamed when things go wrong to own up to the fact that they've gone wrong. And I think the public give credit to politicians who behave in that way."

Sir Philip Mawer
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
Do we give credit to politicians who admit their mistakes ? The hunt is on folks - name that politician. Winner gets a night with Cherie.

19 comments:

  1. Careful there sonny, you end up out on your arse just like Filkin if you don't shut it. Who said you were allowed to have an opinion?

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  2. Profumo? Smug bastard probably just wanted to boast about Keeler though didn't he. Don't blame him.

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  3. I bumped into John Prescott in Burger King on the Tottenham Court Road (worryingly close to Anne Summers) where he was having a barny with the guy behind the counter. After delivering a swift rabbit punch to the employee of the month's kidneys, he finally admitted he'd made a mistake and 4 burgers would probably do the trick.

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  4. Who on earth would want a night with Cherie?

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  5. Off with his head

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  6. Bob the builder12 Jan 2007, 10:04:00

    If you're not up to it I don't mind jumping on and havin a go.

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  7. I was behind Ghandi when he admitted a veggie currie the night before had been a mistake.

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  8. Tony the hairdresser12 Jan 2007, 10:09:00

    Mandy admitted going jogging in a pair of lime green velour tracksuit bottoms with matching tank top had been a mistake

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  9. Robert Kilroy Silk admitted the Tanning Shop in Ken High Street was a mistake

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  10. Johnny the Axe12 Jan 2007, 11:58:00

    Jeffrey Archer admitted it was a mistake to bend over in the showers at Ford prison.

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  11. I think you'll find the exact quote is, "it wasn't such a bad mistake to bend over in the showers"

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  12. Seriously, can't remember the last time someone admitted a mistake with good grace. What a shameful state of affairs we are in.

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  13. "Christine-fan said...
    Profumo? Smug bastard probably just wanted to boast about Keeler though didn't he. Don't blame him."

    Granted, he admitted it, admitted he had lied - but never said it was a mistake. I'm with you on this one. Don't think it was a mistake to shag her. Just he shouldn't have lied about it.

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  14. Legal Bunny looks like she needs to do a wee.

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  15. Why on earth would they vote for putting themselves at risk of prosecution ? Think Martin Bell's getting ahead of himself/too optimistic.

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  16. Prezza admitted after yesterday's breakfast, "that fourteenth big mac was a mistake"

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  17. surely mawer is not that niave??

    its so dirty and twisted. we don't give credit to politicians FULL STOP.

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  18. les reid charlton manager-honest mistake
    john reid charlton manager- ah its a game of two halfs??

    honest mistake......

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