Home | Friday 2nd April 2010 | Issue 716
NO EXPENSE BARED
In the first trial of the MP expense scandal scapegoats, the swindlers tossed to the public by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer were able to avoid the embarrassment of appearing at Southwark Crown Court this Tuesday.
With their legal fees covered by legal aid (though they could be asked to pay it back in part if they are eventually tried and found guilty), their top-dollar silks argued with judge Geoffrey Rivlin that their criminal embezzlements are exempt from scrutiny in the courts under the terms of the Bill of Rights of 1689, which says, “The freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.”
The legal shenanigans will now take place in the High Court from May 4th-6th, meaning the swindling pond scum could be sitting in the dock on Election Day, May 6th.
Outside a Peoples Court launched a creative audio-visual protest with banners, placards, costumes, street theatre, sing-a-longs, and a 70W radio mic sound system.