Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Leaders set for 'anti-sleaze' talk

Don't you just love the way that talks about voting taxpayers' money to fund political parties are headlined as being "anti-sleaze" talks? It's classic Orwellian doublespeak. What could be more sleazy than the members of private organisations who happen to be in politics voting subsidies to those organisations?

In a parallel development, I understand that members of the criminal community in London are meeting today to discuss how to reduce burglary. A spokesman said "It is deplorable that so many hard-working young people are caught up in a cycle of drugs, burglary and other crime. We suggest that a voluntary code of criminal conduct be adopted, whereby burglars will agree not to steal more than £100,000 worth of goods in a given year, in return for which taxpayers will agree to provide free drugs or otherwise make good the burglars' financial losses. This is a win-win situation for society, which will reduce crime figures by addressing the causes of crime in a constructive way".

Leaders set for 'anti-sleaze' talks | the Daily Mail

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