Monday, November 02, 2009

Tom Wise, Former UKIP MEP

Here is a link to the first report I have found of Tom Wise's trial at Southwark Crown Court which began today.

Politics is in a terrible mess and events such as this do nobody any favours. All too often people, or indeed whole parties, set themselves up as knights in shining armour, riding in to save the populace, in this case from a greedy and undemocratic European Union, only for them to actually be as bad as that which they oppose.

I have asked the question before but will ask it again. Does politics attract a higher proportion of crooks than most professions, or are so many previously decent people simply corrupted by the power and egotism of politics?

I am also convinced that the media ignored the Tom Wise affair, and other negative publicity surrounding UKIP in June this year, so as not to drive the protest vote further into the arms of the BNP. It will be interesting to see what comes out at this trial, and in the run up to the general election.

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