There’s the high level corruption and rank dishonesty, e.g. Clinton and all her works, the risible Ukrainian MH17 report, and the captured media who take the global line – that’s a constant these days.
But there is also this low level crime the whole time as well, further down in the community. Two examples are Allardyce on the take and then this parish councillor:
The thing which stuns me each and every time is how it always comes to nothing, it just fizzles out and everything is meant to be OK, the newspaper’s happy …
And that’s that.
We’re meant to just click onto the next one …
No, no, no! We’re talking crime here. This woman councillor at the end of the link – she was ‘asked’ about it and said she wanted to write a sorry letter, police then dropped it.
Fellow councillor said it was no big deal and she’d done such grand work on the council.
No, no, no, no, a thousand times no! The bloody woman committed a crime, a crime. She stole royal mail. That’s on the statutes. What the hell are police doing if they don’t arrest someone caught redhanded?
What this and Allardyce’s actions come to is lawlessness and it seems the common purpose today to target wrongly for political reasons and let off actual criminals. That does seem the policy, with police instructed to follow this.
And he tried to blame ‘entrapment’. No mate, you were caught redhanded in greed, that was all.
This sort of crime is far more insidious because it’s so low level, so boring, so corrosive to the spirit and ultimately to community cohesion, it’s salami tactics lawlessness.
The obvious first question is how to remove this rottenness from high up in councils, in order to get some ethics back.
We await something to be done, it’s not done.
Nothing happens, the law just looks on.
No outcry from us en masse.