Friday, December 03, 2010

One down, three to go...

If you were ever in any doubt as to why David Chaytor and his fellow former MPs strove quite so long and hard - as far as the hideously renamed Supreme Court - to have the criminal charges against them for fiddling their expenses on a heroic scale quashed on the basis that they were a breach of parliamentary privilege, I suspect that the scales may have fallen from your eyes today, when Chaytor pleaded guilty to three counts of False Accounting at the Old Bailey.

This was after the ritual speech early in the process in which he expressed his determination to prove his innocence of what were charges based on misunderstandings and misinterpretation of simple, honest mistakes.

So he's not just a thief, but a liar, too. Surprise, surprise.

I wonder what the other three are thinking tonight...

2 comments:

Outed said...

As we know TRTOK, as long as there is a procedural card to be played, the conscientious defence team will play it to ensure that their paying client's life is not inconvenienced by consequences.

Good to see that unspeakable four letter fellow Woolarse consigned to oblivion as well. Lying little shit of a man.

This Royal Throne of Kings said...

I was going to write about Woolas as well, but my gorge had risen so far in considering Chaytor, that I didn't want to risk pebble dashing my keyboard.

But as you say, a lying shit of the first water.

Damn his eyes.