The Truth Will Out

The Scales Of JusticeWith the final admission today, by ex-MP Chris Huhne, that he has been attempting to pervert the course of justice by lying to police about a motoring offence that happened over ten years ago, we can see that the lack of honesty can bring about anyone’s downfall .

Lying, or even being economical with the truth can swiftly get badly out of control. One lie leads to another, to another and so on, as the purveyor of untruths attempts to cover each falsehood with the next. How much better would it be for all concerned, in the long run, if the truth were told from the outset?

We might feel a modicum of compassion for Huhne, given that he has been described by colleagues as a very hard working MP. However, I think it only right that he serve a custodial sentence, bearing in mind the position of responsibility he held at the time, the number of people he has let down by his attempted deceit and the length of time he has taken to admit to the offence.

The court will decide his fate shortly, but it has already been mooted that he will serve time inside one of Her Majesty’s prisons. Sadly, like many other of his parliamentary colleagues over the last few years, he has been found to be a downright dishonourable member. Oh how the mighty are fallen, hoist by their own petard.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 20:53:40

    What I see so often in business and politics is very bad leadership and leaders in general.

    Too often the measures of success I hear vaunted by our leaders are very narrow in their coverage of general citizen well-being. Measure success in monetary terms and you end up with a society that is dispossessed of any meaningful happiness index for example. Think ‘make money at all costs’ and you create a society that holds in high esteem institutional gambling in the guise of the workings of the stock exchange and its dealings. That’s all it is … a legal casino. That casino by speculative means is pushing up food and petrol prices to the detriment of the general good of society.

    Some would say that we deserve the leaders that we have because of our lack of political Interest. Always question the machinations of our leaders. Use the methods as far removed in time as those from Socrates to Descartes and question often and be critical of the methods of government. Regards …

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