The UK has suffered a huge credibility problem during the past few years and more so after the conviction yesterday of the ex-Government Minister, ex-Labour member of parliament, Mr Elliot Morley.
Morley was convicted of fraud. He fiddled his expense claims and claimed over GBP 30,000 too much for a mortgage he did not have on his second home. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
(Ukraine GPO take note)
The most annoying fact about this and similar cases of ex-MPs fiddling their expenses, is that it gets reported all over the world. Many of our commonwealth countries just cannot believe that THE BRITISH would cheat the system.
For as long as I can remember, the British government and its members of parliament have always been seen as the one place where corruption and 'monkey business' never took place.
The British system was always a great example to the rest of the world.
Sadly no longer is this the case. I don't think those ex-members of parliament realise the GREAT harm they have inflicted upon the image of the UK.
British people around the world and in particular those doing business overseas have been 'dented'. We can no longer hold our head up high as before. We have to admit that, "Yes, we are just as bad as the others, when it comes to dishonestly"
SHAME ON THOSE EX-MINISTERS AND EX-MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.
SHAME ON YOU ALL. YOU HAVE LET US DOWN