The nasty nexus of interests revealed in the Miller case shows why public opinion is right: neither MPs nor the press are fit to regulate themselves.
If MPs aren’t competent to regulate themselves then where in fuck do they get the competence to regulate us from?
Quite: and ceding the power to regulate MPs to the bureaucracy means giving all power to said bureaucracy. Better that we be run by venal, incompetent bastards who we can unelect than by those we cannot unelect.
This was also amusing:
Britain’s press, dominated by tax-shy oligarchs abusing their power for their own ends, has set itself against all who seek to rein them in.
Has Polly been reading GMG’s accounts again?