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The shame of select committees

The shame of select committees

Postby dls » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:40 pm

The select committee system produces 'good' television, but it seems to me that it has very little credibility.

With no particular committee in mind, they are a way for MPs keen on a bit of good self publicity to pick someone apart for their fun.

It is often bullying and little better than bear baiting.

Getting particular, it is truly shameful that their conduct allows somebody such as Mr Green to come across sympathetically.

There is not even an attampt at a nod in the general direction of natural justice.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby miner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:11 pm

Has Green been stripped of his Knighthood yet? There was talk about it.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby dls » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:16 am

No. I doubt he will mind.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby atticus » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:25 am

These things take time.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby diy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:33 am

I disagree that MPs should have any right to hold business leaders to account who have not broken the law. Perhaps they should direct their attention to changes in corporate law to allow greater scrutiny of transactions and those fit to lead.

There is a risk that we tidy our own business ethics and make our firms right for foreign takeover by those not subject to the same rules.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:28 am

diy wrote:I disagree that MPs should have any right to hold business leaders to account who have not broken the law...

I disagree with you. Firstly because you make the assumption that he has not broken the law which is the wrong way to go about it, and secondly, conduct such as he is supposed to have done is unconstitutional.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby diy » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:07 am

If he has, then it's for the criminal courts / liquidators to bring him to account.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby atticus » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:45 am

Those things take time. A lot of time. In the meantime there are all these employees with a big hole in their pension fund.

And MPs who believe they are well placed to do something.
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:17 am

Are we talking about a certain knight here?
Is there no code of conduct inferred by the acceptance of a knighthood?
What is the delay in taking it off him?
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Re: The shame of select committees

Postby Millbrook2 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:23 am

Hairyloon wrote:Are we talking about a certain knight here?
Is there no code of conduct inferred by the acceptance of a knighthood?
What is the delay in taking it off him?


Who do you think has the power to remove knighthoods and what process is there to do it?
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