Thursday, September 16, 2004

Bringing down standards

In an interview in the Guardian earlier this year, Sam Younger, chairman of the Electoral Commission says he fears the standards set for public life may be too high - and are discouraging people from entering politics. "For the vast majority who are honest and open, it does seem like there's an awful lot being demanded in order to improve confidence that the few aren't going to be in a position to abuse public trust," he says.

Ironic, that from a man who has presided over the corrupt decision to designate NESNO as the official "no" campaign for the North East elected regional assembly referendum. Anyhow, nice to know that he is doing his best, personally, to redress the balance.

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