Speed is more important than proving strict liability in politics. Politics is not law, it is choice. When we hear that a woman who claims personal friendship with Cherie Blair and through that connexion has been elevated to the House of Lords, the revising chamber of our Legislature, that this woman is living with her immediate family, some of them in separate accommodation in the same block, in social housing in Spitalfields while owning a two bedroom flat in Kent and a mansion in Bangladesh, speed is what we want.
Letters of enquiry sent dilatorily by those with powers to end this public affront, this insult to all of us who contribute taxes willingly for social housing for the needy, may be designed to meet legal requirements. This means simply, that legal action does not begin to cover the situation.
Political action can be taken at once by suspending membership of the Lords. And not next month. Monday morning. With pictures.
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