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, June 12, 2009

Privileges and Standards Committee - Good Work

A solid supporter of Parliament policing itself, the Chairman of the Committee for Standards and Privileges, Sir George Young said to us not long ago :
"I think we've got the balance right and no-one has a greater interest in policing the code, setting high standards for MP's than Members of Parliament - we have a vested interest."
Nice to see he's beavering away behind the scenes to ensure the vested interest. On Monday he addressed the House of Lords to assure them the Committee was well on top of investigating and discovering those responsible for leaks from select committees to the press and is proposing sanctions.

Good to know where the energies are being channeled in one of the three bodies responsible for standards in Parliament. You'll be pleased to know Sir George has also thrown his hat in the ring to replace Michael Martin (soon to be ex-speaker of the House).

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