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Lying in Parliament

Cricko

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Just something I saw on TV last evening on BBC3. "An Idiots guide to politics".

I never knew and it sounds totally bizarre, but it is apparently totally legal for MP's to lie in Parliament.

People cannot lie in a court of law without committing perjury, but the heads of our country and so called electorate representatives can in the highest place in the land.
They did apparently fine some at one time but the last reference to this was in 1666, yes you just read that right.

Am I the only one that finds this ridiculous?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b052n6bh/an-idiots-guide-to-politics
 
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