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Old 22.03.2012, 15:36
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Double floggings

Proposal: Any legislators, politians, judges or police who draft or impose punitive
rules should suffer a double penalty if they are themselves subsequently caught red-handed abusing
those rules.
The penalty for a member of the general public convicted of e.g. perjury in court is a couple of years in chokey.
The stretch for a police officer convicted of the same offence should be at LEAST double that.
As for politicians who have obviously got their hands in the kitty.......

The following 2 examples from today's BBC news show my motivation for stirring this pot.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17473762
22 March 2012 Last updated at 11:03 GMT
Mahon Tribunal : Bertie Ahern failed to account for money
A report into corruption in the Republic's planning process
has found that former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern failed
to truthfully account for a number of financial transactions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
Outrage over India coal scandal
There is outrage in India's parliament after a draft report by government
auditors estimated the country lost $210bn by selling coalfields too cheaply.

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