Thursday, 17 April 2014

David Cameron promised to clean up politics, but he has failed

People are right to be appalled by the actions of Maria Miller and David Cameron this week. Maria Miller should have resigned a week ago over transgressions with her expenses- you can’t have one rule for Cabinet Ministers and a different rule for everybody else.

But the truth is David Cameron was too slow to act, and that failure has undermined trust, not only in his policies but in politics as a whole.

Politics really needs to change. We must change the system which oversees standards in Parliament if we are to restore confidence in politics. Labour is pushing for a quick reform on this but the Tory-led Government is resisting.

In opposition, David Cameron promised to clean up politics and make a difference.
I don’t think this is what most people had in mind.