Thursday, 15 November 2012


It's a point that probably doesn't need highlighting, but the news that the Speaker's wife is in some legal difficulty comes as no surprise. Not only another symptom of the fall in the prestige, and purpose of Parliament, but an outcome that in this case was entirely inevitable.

Michael Martin was ousted as speaker for the first time in over 300 years (created as a life peer afterwards as a punishment), so it is entirely appropriate for the ancient office of Speaker to be brought into such disrepute again as a sign of how far we have fallen.

1 comment:

  1. I think you should consider what it means before you compare it with the rosy tinted past. Take for example women coming forward about domestic rape more of them have the confidence to, which doesn't mean that it happens more now than in the past.

    Could it be that our system now is more robust and those who were corrupt 300yrs back are not able to get away with it now?