Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Your petty floor crossings make us laugh, simple fur-traders!"

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing mounting criticism over a 'cash for honours' scandal, where a series of secret loans were made to the Labour party by individuals subsequently considered for a seat in the House of Lords.

I, for one, say: Good on you, Tony.

So much has been made in the past year of so-called scandals like the Grewal/Belinda/Emerson affairs that Canadians can't help but be left with mistaken impression that our federal politicians have a monopoly on the unethical use of power for political gain.

It's refreshing to see that the Brits, the originators of the parliamentary system we pretend to be so adept at abusing, are showing us how it ought to be done.

Way to school us amateurs in the colonies.

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5 Comments:

At March 22, 2006 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's still no sponsorship scandal, but close...

 
At March 23, 2006 3:26 PM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Next he'll be promoting golf in the States....

 
At March 23, 2006 3:55 PM, Blogger Havril said...

ohts... Are you implying that anything shifty or untoward was ever negotiated over a game of golf? Shame!

 
At March 24, 2006 11:57 AM, Anonymous joseph said...

only in the UK, eh? pitty.

 
At April 02, 2006 11:49 PM, Blogger Apteryx said...

"...unethical use of power for political gain." Um, excuse me, but the King of Corrupt lives next door in Washington, D.C. While Tony Blair is a major league arsehole, Dubya has the market cornered as King of the Assholes.

 

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