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Pensamento em curso: «Em Portugal, a liberdade é muito difícil, sobretudo porque não temos liberais. Temos libertinos, demagogos ou ultramontanos de todas as cores, mas pessoas que compreendam a dimensão profunda da liberdade já reparei que há muito poucas.» (António Alçada Baptista, em carta a Marcelo Caetano)

25/08/2011

Bons exemplos (23) – crime e castigo em Westminster

«More than two years after stories of expense-fiddling first disgraced Parliament, guilty parties are still receiving their come-uppance. Lord Taylor of Warwick, a Conservative peer, was jailed for 12 months on May 31st for falsely claiming over £11,000 from the taxpayer. He was found guilty earlier this year of listing his main residence wrongly, and making unwarranted claims for travel. He first came to prominence in 1992 when he failed to win the safe Conservative seat of Cheltenham, in the west of England. There were suggestions that some local Tories refused to vote for a black candidate. His fall is a reminder that the expenses scandal has tainted all the main political parties (a few Labour MPs have been jailed) as well as both Houses of Parliament. He may not be the last culprit to serve time in prison. Another Tory peer, Lord Hanningfield, was recently convicted on six counts of false accounting and will soon be sentenced.» (The never-ending scandal)

Lembram-se das trapalhadas do parlamento de há uns anos sobre as viagens dos deputados? Lembram-se das residências em Lisboa para a candidatura e em Paris para despesas de viagem?

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