Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Governmental consistency

Yesterday Home Secretary John Reid announced an end to lenient punishments for people who are caught red-handed and own up to being guilty of breaking the law.

Today, John Prescott excapes punishment for being caught red-handed in breaching the ministerial code because he owned up to it.


One Comment

  1. Is the ministerial code actually law though? Having said that, the "I broke no law" defence is always rather weak as I can't imagine it working in the non-political world of sackings.