Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Field jailed

Former MP Taito Phillip Field has been jailed for six years on bribery and corruption charges. It's a severe sentence, near the maximum in fact, but it reflects his betrayal of the public trust. By demanding free work from constituents in exchange for doing his job, Field betrayed every single one of us, and bought not just himself, but our entire democracy into disrepute. We expect better from our elected representatives than that.