29 November 2007

Mendelsohn should go - says Dianne Abbott

Dianne Abbott was on Channel 4 News this evening calling for Jon Mendelsohn to be fired or resign, and used the phrase "beggars belief" in response to the suggestion that Watt did not know that the arrangements with Abrahams were illegal.

Abbott also made the very sensible point (which had occurred to me earlier) that no new laws are needed, political parties just need to abide by the ones already in force. Indeed, how could politicians be expected to abide by new laws if they cannot manage the ones already in place. Some people will use this episode to argue for state funding. It would be like the Dangerous Dogs Act - tough cases make bad law.

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