The Maria Miller affair is not going to go away; it appears to be the trigger point for renewed action on other matters.
Remember the “Recall” function we were promised, the one which was eventually mangled out of all recognition, then quietly ditched?
Miller has provided us with the perfect example of why it is necessary, and the sheer hypocrisy of politicians only adds to reinforce the demand.
How do we equate the Leveson inquiry and its recommendations on regulating the press, (who obviously can’t be allowed to police themselves), with the Miller fiasco, where a Parliamentary committee has overturned the ruling of an independent inquiry to almost exhonorate Miller of any wrongdoing?
Are we really saying that because they are MP’s, they can regulate themselves impartially?
I don’t think so! The first priority will be damage limitation, for Miller’s actions have exposed a fundamental weakness in the system – the arrogance of those in power!
Get involved! Join the fray! Petition for Recall at:-
After days of silence on the subject, the BBC has now joined in with the following video:-
Miller resignation ‘a question of honour’ – Baroness Boothroyd
Lady Boothroyd told the BBC: “I’m very disappointed, in fact I’m rather outraged about it.”
Outrage is what we need here, but use it effectively.