Comments on: Will a member reportedly caught with two prostitutes bring down the UK House of Lords? Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: seymourfrogs Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:01:31 +0000 I am not going to try to defend the behavior of such people. Neither slease nor theft.
But we mustn’t throw the baby out with the bath water. IMO, most of the Lords have got there after a career which gives them competence to judge and challenge and amend. The Club should be reviewed – but wisdom is hard to come by, and if present, needs nurture.
The alternatives, sought by the chatterers, is an Elected Body.
This would be composed of wealthy candidates with an axe to grind. They would be inferior regulators to ex-Judges, -Businessmen, -Officials.
And no less flawed.
BTW, I’m a Republican, mildly.

By: ARJTurgot2 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:38:32 +0000 Come on John, this is such a pedestrian BritPolSex scandal. Hetrosexual consensual sex with professionals? No sheep, no little boys, minimal cross-dressing, no participation by the Russian High Seas fleet or Swedish beach volleyball team. This is a dog-days summer scandal, either that or Rupert’s kids just aren’t up to the old man’s standards.

By: Jozi Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:19:18 +0000 It’s a pity that both the tabloid Sun and non-tabloid [?] Reuters have conflated consensual sex, albeit “kinky”, with dishonesty.

The former should be nobody else’s business while the latter is an offense.

By: cwo4_ret. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:15:10 +0000 See you learn something every day …before this I did not know that the UK had a class of politicians as bad as the Republicans here in the states

By: Neurochuck Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:22:05 +0000 Yes, the faux-shock sensationalism is hypocritical “double standards” etc.
One reason why homosexuality was legalised was to reduce much blackmail, corruption, espionage, …
Sex is of interest to a large audience though, a couple of years back I was hoping a video of D and R doing “country supper” taken from a spyware virus in a desktop computer would appear on a Russian pornsite for subscribers. As payback for Rupert’s minions.
The UK does seem somewhat disabled by not having a “house of review”/senate based on balancing/consensus of regional/state or other minority interests with the “tyranny of the majority” of a lower house with party dominated majority voting.

By: gentalman Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:50 +0000 I don’t understand why “Sex”is given this importance?!Every one is sexual,here or there,nothing new.In my hospitality business I have seen even husbands encourage wives.Big hotel even hire call girls.Values are being changed,otherwise medical/recreational marijuana would not have been permitted,otherwise same sex marriages would not have been permitted.
We will have to change our attitude towards “Sex”if that is not connected with other crimes like drugs etc.
Howmany sexual relationships are existing?No one knows until caught,only few.
Britain was the empire.Even former kings were involved in so called sexual frauds.
Let’s be frank and human.