Saturday, July 09, 2011

Prime Minister admits turning a blind eye to wrongdoing

David Cameron talking about the Hacking Scandal: "The deeper truth is this... because party leaders were so keen to win the support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue, get on top of the bad practices, to change the way our newspapers are regulated," he said. "I want to deal with it."

However, whilst David Cameron has now been forced into action regarding the failure of the Press Complaints Commission to stop phone hacking, he and others in power are still turning a blind eye to other wrongdoing.

For example, what he said about the PCC could equally apply to other watchdog, whilst I have used the Local Government Ombudsman as an example below you can substitute any other watchdog you wish. The Care Quality Commission would be another good example.

1) What he could also have said about Local Government: "The deeper truth is this... because party leaders were so keen to win the support of local government we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue, get on top of the bad practices, to change the way local government is regulated."

So there you have it, a not fit for purpose Press Complaints Commission, Local Government Ombudsman (or any other watchdog you wish to name) because it helps those in power turn a blind eye to the need to sort anything out and get on top of bad practices.

2 comments:

  1. "politician turns a blind eye" who would have thought it?. If we all followed the low standards many politicians set we'd all be doomed.

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  2. I used to look up to the Police, MPs, Councillors, Watchdogs and Public Servants in general. Not any longer, the more you delve into their corrupt dirty little world the more you hold them in contempt.

    Heroes to zeroes in a few short years.

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