Saturday, 28 June 2008

Wendy Alexander's resignation is a bad day for politics

The events that led to the resignation of Wendy Alexander is but another reason why so few people would want to be bothered with politics. The idea that she is corrupt is absurd. Yet the systems that are now in place give the impression that every politician is on the take, and encourage the destruction of good public servants every few months. Not all politicians forced out don't deserve it, but many are a victim of naivety or bureaucratic oversight. Wendy was a better politician that Iain Dale suggests - even if she never really shone as Scottish Labour leader - but I agree with his analysis that she is a victim of an over-complex response to concerns about corruption. And too many good people have had to fall on their sword because of it.

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