Creative Destruction

January 22, 2007

A very British Corruption Scandal

Filed under: Politics — Daran @ 11:42 am

Honours probe police hacked No10 computers

Detectives in the cash-for-honours inquiry were forced to “hack” into Downing Street computers in the search for evidence, The Sunday Telegraph has discovered.

Hardly “routine enquiries”.

What nobody seems to be saying, is that if we did away with these archaic honours, we wouldn’t have these problems. (Yeah, I know, they’d find some other way of rewarding the loyal.)


1 Comment »

  1. True enough. Often enough, comparisons between the British and the Americans are unfavorable to the latter, but few people argue that Americans are lacking in facilities for honouring those who deserve it. It is entirely possible to give out medals in pompous ceremonies recognizing outstanding achievements without a monarch or an aristocracy. Americans have the Oscars, the Medal of Honor, the Field Medal, Superbowl rings, the Congressional Medal of Freedom and more for that purpose.

    Short of abolishing honours, perhaps that should again be an exclusive perogative of the monarch again, as it falls within the purview of the head of state, rather than the head of government. The Queen has many faults. An ability to be bought off for money is not one of them.

    Comment by ohwilleke — January 22, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

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