Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Stephen Hesford Resigns Over Scotland Staying In Office

In a letter to the prime minister, Mr Hesford said: "My decision comes about because as an aide to the Law Officers, whilst I have great personal regard for the Attorney General, I cannot support the decision which allows her to remain in office.

I just think it wrong that someone who has the honour to serve in that office should remain considering the circumstances

Stephen Hesford

"In my view the facts of the case do not matter. It is the principle which counts, particularly at a time when the public's trust of Whitehall is uncertain to say the least. We have to be seen to be accountable."



Well Done, Stephen, even though you are on the wrong side of the tracks, nobody else wants to drive a nail into the coffin of this discredited Government.


UPDATE

Thought it was too good to be true, just read the full text of your letter, especially the last paragraph.

You are prat,trying to save your own career before the crap closes over you.

6 comments:

mouthr said...

I disagree. Stephen Hesford is a massive cock, emblematic of the very issue he pretends to take umbrage at.

"In my view the facts of the case do not matter. It is the principle which counts, particularly at a time when the public's trust of Whitehall is uncertain to say the least. We have to be seen to be accountable."

Facts do matter and you have to be accountable otherwise you are an untouchable autocrat with authority but without responsibility. You can be reckless as you know the little people nor the consequences of the laws you force upon them can touch you.

At the moment facts don't matter and you and your ilk demonstrably are not accountable. Far too little, far too late chum. Not got much of a majority have you matey.

Edgar said...

The Baroness and I have both met Mr Hesford for lunch. I found him charming, the Baroness found him delicious.

The Economic Voice said...

If all ministerial aides managed to get a conscience and resign when their masters act in a dishonest way then British politics would look very different.....

Perhaps aides should be as accountable to the public as MPs are....that might stir things around a bit....

The Penguin said...

He's hardly giving up anything by way of perks or salary, he's just trying to curry a bit of favour with his constituents in the hope of being re-elected rather than cast upon the dung heap with the rest of the turds.

The Penguin

Barack O'Bama said...

Why the heck is there a world shortage of piano wire, just when it is needed ??

Rogerborg said...

@The Penguin.

Well, quite. He's just grabbing a liferaft before the rush starts and they all start rowing frantically away from the foundering hulk of the SS Brown.

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