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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    Better still - A criminal trial

    Martin Bell, writing at the Comment is Free blog ponders on an appropriate ending to the New Labour dream, however, he's left one important possibility out, that of a criminal trial:

    "The buck stops here" is not a sufficient answer. Lord Falconer's admission, "We got the law wrong," goes further, but not far enough.

    To restore public trust in public life we need an act of penitence, or even, if that isn't forthcoming, an act of resignation. If politicians were soldiers, as the "Walts" among them (Walter Mittys) sometimes appear to wish to be, there'd be no question about it: responsibility begins and ends at the top of the chain of command.

    Politicians are not above the law, neither have they some "divine authority" (despite their ludicrous claims) to loot the nation, to impose Stalinistic legislation on the nation, or to launch an illegal war of aggression committing all sorts of atrocities.

    See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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