It is now April 2014 and the fiasco continues.
This week Miller has been in hot-water, mainly for her half-ass apology for wrongdoing, specifically hindering the investigation into her shenanigans. We now have audio recordings of leaked phone calls in which aides of Miller allegedly threaten members of the press. With only slightly veiled threats about the Leveson inquiry, after a journalist reportedly 'hounded' Miller's father, surely it is time for this woman to do the honourable thing and resign?
This writer fails to see why so many in government are covering Miller's back. Does she have something juicy on all of them?
The extent to which the culture secretary, Maria Miller, attempted to threaten and frustrate the official inquiry by the parliamentary commissioner for standards has been disclosed in documents released on Friday.
This week Ms Miller was ordered to apologise for her conduct towards Kathryn Hudson, the parliamentary standards commissioner, and to repay £5,800. Not much money though when you look at how much she is accused of fiddling.
As the interest charges on her mortgage dropped she continued claiming the same expenses; a home occupied by her parents was claimed for as a second home; then she sold said home for a vast profit.
Hudson recommended Miller pay back £45,000 but her cronies in government reduced that to £5,800. David Cameron stands accused of double standards, at the very least. But finally a Labour minister has referred Miller to the Met for criminal investigation.
Now if all of that does not stink and explain why so many people in the U.K. believe politicians are corrupt and not worth their salt I do not know what does.
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