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Saturday, 19 September 2015

What a co-incidence!

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sir-malcolm-rifkind-helped-hire-head-of-parliamentary-watchdog-that-cleared-him-over-cashforaccess-allegations-10508789.html



Sir Malcolm Rifkind helped hire head of parliamentary watchdog that cleared him over 'cash-for-access' allegations




Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw


 
What a remarkable co-incidence. Rifkind appointed head of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards , who has now cleared him and Straw of breaking rules on paid lobbying,(despite the evidence against both of these MP's being recorded for television). In another remarkable twist to this story, Rifkind states that "he had forgotten the name of the person he had recommended" for the appointment.
You may detect a degree of skepticism in this entry.