Sunday, May 31, 2009

WESTMINSTER STINKS Is the UN any better?

By Edward Gunawardena
(nation)The recent exposures of the squalid conduct of a large number of British members of Parliament; and the most reprehensible behaviour of a senior UN official at the BIA have brought these respected institutions of Westminster and the UN into disrepute. Their credibility has suffered an irretrievable set-back.

Westminster, the mother of parliaments hitherto has been looked up to, particularly by the legislatures of the Commonwealth for leadership, inspiration, procedural propriety and decorum. The centuries old architectural edifice is held in such respect and reverence that even the RAF does not over fly it. Indeed, it stands out as a monument to the Shakespearian pride of the British nation. Full text

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