The Full Force of the Law?

“Tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime” is what the voters were promised by the man who would be “whiter than white”. How hollow Blair’s words all sound a decade later.
As Anoneumouse pointed out in the comments on this blog, besides the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 we also have the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 and the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, which are supplemented by the Prevention of Corruption Act 1916

However, Offences under the 1889 & 1906 Act require the consent of the Attorney General. Guido forsees a snag here. Lord Peter Goldsmith, the Attorney General, was made a Life Peer by Blair in 1999.

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Quote of the Day

Expelled Tory MP, Richard Benyon, on the short three-day Programme Motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill:

“Whether you had three days, three weeks or three months debating this, you would not hear one original argument that we hadn’t otherwise heard in this process…”


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