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David Blunkett - ANd hes done it again
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Author: skrye (7:41 pm)
Yet again, David Blunkett has managed to make a mockery of of his position in high office and the 'faith' Tony Blair has put in him. He has been forced to resign after completely disregarding ministerial rules by failing to consult with and gain the approval of the ministry before accepting a directorship in a DNA testing company. He said that it was an 'error in judgement' on his part, though I think he would have considered it less of a mis-judgement, if he had not been caught breaking the rules. This is the very same type of company, who's services he may be required to utilize, to verify if he is indeed the father of the child born to a woman he was having an illict and adulterous (on her part) affair with.
Tony Blair has spoken out against those calling for his sacking, and allowed him to resign gracefully, without any smears to his credits. There is no doubt in my mind that this has been to leave the door open for Blunkett to be re-appointed to another postion when the media frenzy has calmed down, and the tabloids have got their hooks into another scandel.
This whole mess come less than a year after David Blunkett was forced to resign as Home Secretary when he was caught personally approving and fast-tracking a Visa application for a woman who was to be the nanny of the above mentioned child. This was literally days after he had brought in tough new immigration laws. Several months later and he was re-instated as Works & Pension's secretary.......Can you see a pattern here?
Tony Blair should not have the kind of totalitarian powers he has to be lenient in these matters. Many other MP's would have been given the sack for half of the trouble Blunkett has caused. Also I think that the political avantages of having a blind person in high office have not gone unnoticed. (Talk about positive discrimination) I can understand being given a second chance, but for another scandel to happen ten months later just beggers belief. It forces me to question again, the ethics and democratic process in use in the highest levels of British government. A government that seems to be at the beck and call of a paranoid, muscle flexing, oil-grabbing, republican (totalitarian) US government and its devolved leader.
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