A Convenient Cover Up

I don't know why people pooh-pooh the existence of a special relationship between the U.K. and the U.S.A. I mean what can be more loyal than sacking the head of the F.B.I. and risking being accused of a cover-up just so your friend, Therese, can bury at the bottom of the BBC news the announcement that the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute her Conservative Party for election fraud - not because there is no evidence of fraud but because the police cannot prove that the people involved "knowingly" committed fraudulent acts.

It is one of those anomalies of the English legal system that ignorance is no defence unless you are a member of the Conservative Party and your local member of Parliament is a member of the same lodge as your local police commissioner. Try telling your friendly, local traffic cop that you were not knowingly travelling at forty miles an hour in a thirty mile an hour zone and see how far you get.

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  1. The same sentiment is expressed here by IOKIYAR–It’s OK if you’re a Republican.