Friday, November 19, 2010

Fraud is fraud II

While Lockwood Smith is spouting bullshit to protect his own perks, he is at least doing one thing right: He'll shop Pansy Wong to the police if she is found to have abused her travel perks:

Speaker Lockwood Smith said he will not hesitate to refer Pansy Wong to the police if a Parliamentary Service investigation into her travel perks comes up with serious misuse.

Dr Smith said he did not wish to discuss Ms Wong's case specifically but promised the investigation would be thorough.

"You'll be aware there was a case of a former member I put in the hands of the police and I will do that if I find serious issues."

Good. The sort of abuse we're talking about is fraud, and it should be prosecuted and punished as such. We cannot have a situation where there is one law for politicians, and another for everyone else.