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4 out 5 Labour Peers Offer Laws For Cash

Revealed: Labour lords change laws for cash - Times Online
LABOUR peers are prepared to accept fees of up to £120,000 a year to amend laws in the House of Lords on behalf of business clients, a Sunday Times investigation has found.

Four peers — including two former ministers — offered to help undercover reporters posing as lobbyists obtain an amendment in return for cash....

Our reporters posed as lobbyists acting for a foreign client who was setting up a chain of shops in the UK and wanted to secure an exemption from the Business Rates Supplements Bill. We selected 10 Lords who already had a number of paid consultancies. The three Conservative peers did not return our calls and a Liberal Democrat and an Ulster Unionist both declined to help after meeting the undercover reporters.

However, four of the five Labour peers were willing to help to amend the bill in return for retainers.

Excellent scoop by The Sunday Times - Read and follow up.

Interestingly "Lord Truscott, the former energy minister, said he had helped to ensure the Energy Bill was favourable to a client selling “smart” electricity meters." I have been trying to untangle the web behind smart meters in the past because my nose smells something but I couldn't put my finger on it....

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Find myself not at allshocked at the alleged revelation in the Sunday Times that four New Labour peers have in essence allegedly agreed to accept bribes for tabling amendments to Laws to benefit Commercial interests of the people offering to pay them.It's just another example of Government corruption.And we are not talking minor amounts; one of them allegedly wanted £120,000 per year!So politics on every level in this country is peopled by people with their snouts in the trough to rip this Country off for as much as they can.Starting with the Councillors, whose allowances now are so substantial they amount to a salary along with their redundancy and retirement packages.To MPS who seem capable of attracting Part time jobs with multinationals alongside their Parliamentary duties(although of course with no potential conflict of interest, No, No never!!!!).Finally to the Lords who along with their 'allowance' of up to £300 per day are now, at least on the Labour benches, apparently selling off the law of this country to the Highest bidder!But are we surprised?No, not when we remember their role model, Tony Blair, Mr Teflon, who has prostituted himself around the world taking money where he can get it, trading on his reputation as British PM.The Christian who definitely begins at home, his home!This warmonger and war criminal has sold this country down the river and left in charge an incompetent buffoon who is even more rapidly destroying our economy than Bliar and Bush destroyed Iraq with their illegal war and both of whom supported the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.So a few Lords trying to 'trouser' as much as they can should be no surprise.But forgive me, isn't this in essence 'Treason' for which I believe they can still be hanged?

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