Saturday, 28 February 2009
Cabinet Ministers Refuse To Go Before Parliamentary Committee
The Foreign Secretary and The Home (Economics) Secretary have both refused to appear before the Joint Committee on Human Rights to answer questions about the torture of and British Citizens and Residents detained during counter-terrorism operations in Pakistan.
This is hot on the heels of the Defence Secretary admitting that Britsh Forces had handed detainees over to the Americans.
In a joint letter to the JCHR the pair failed to answer any of the questions posed by the committee, coming up instead with the following excuses.
Jacqui Smith: "I regret that I am far too busy getting on with the job of trying to justify the hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money I have stolen in allowances by pretending that my sister's spare bedroom is my main residence to bother coming along to your stupid little committee. Don't you realise that no one cares about these terrorists, and that it is good for them to have their fingernails pulled out?"
David Millipede: "I'm terribly sorry, but I have to spend some quality time with my collection of bananas, and consequently can't be arsed talking down to you proles."
There you have it, yet another triumph for the democratic process and Parliamentary oversight of the executive.
Posted by Hacked Off at 15:25