The BBC reports today that Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon have been suspended from the Labour Party, following an undercover operation by the Times and Channel 4 showing them promising to influence UK governmental policy for between 3000 and 5000 pounds per day.
We, of course, say good riddance to these three corrupt and despicable individuals. They will be remembered as key players in one of the most corrupt and blood thirsty Governments (The Blair Years)the UK has ever known.
What is of interest to us here though is this charming archive from 2009, showing Byers working with the British Council to promote good governance and democratic accountability abroad. Of course, let’s not forget that Hewitt (personal friend of the Kinnock’s) was also vice chair of the British Council.
The hypocrisy and deceit is overwhelming.