Now, it takes a lot to make me indignant. Not at all partial to political witch-hunts or vicariously excited by the whiff of scandal. Non-plussed by the expenses scandal, thought
David Laws foolish but not corrupt, same about Mandelson, couldn’t care less about Clarke or most of the myriad scandals which nowadays surround the political class. Sorry.
Politicians are human and make mistakes; over-egging their mistakes merely besmirches the name of all politicians, most of whom are decent. I even happen to agree with the Independent that Chris Huhne is doing rather a good ministerial job in an area, environment, which is important to me. So I don’t know why the case of his wretched speeding points makes me so indignant, as mentioned in a previous post. Especially now it looks rather likely that he will get off.
Oh no, hang on, I do. It makes me indignant because he is probably going to get off: not because he can come up with reasonable answers to some obvious questions asked by police, but simply because the key witness, his wife, is withdrawing and the case will lack evidence. And it makes me indignant because he has taken us all for fools, trial or no trial.