Friday, April 22, 2016

An admission of guilt

Britain's political establishment just exempted itself from money-laundering regulations because one of them threatened to try and ban curtains. Yes, really:

George Osborne has agreed to make MPs exempt from anti-money laundering checks under pressure from moaning Tory backbenchers.


Mr Osborne caved under pressure from influential Tory backbencher Charles Walker, who has been pressing for the change for some months.

Mr Walker, who chairs the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, last week threatened to table a bill banning curtains if he was forced to publish his tax returns.

I'm not going to pretend to follow the absurd "logic" on display here, linking tax returns to money laundering checks to curtains. But to anyone outside Britain's pig-fucking classes, this looks like a tantrum by the entitled to protect their "right" to engage in corrupt behaviour and take secret bribes. In other words, an admission of guilt.