Is it any wonder why people are cynical about politicians
I am staggered that the Guardian will publish tripe like this. Of course the public are going to have no respect for politicians and therefore feel disengaged from the political process if we hear such vicious twaddle as this:
"The Tory party will put up with all kinds of chancers and downright liars without a squeak. You pretty much have to be put in prison before you'll fall foul of Conservative integrity, and yet you can't survive the one scandal that has the least to do with your suitability as a politician."
I'm no defamation lawyer but that's got to be very close to the law, and is just not true. I should expect such pap from the Grauniad but was honestly shocked at this. I know politicians have done a lot to lead to current common perceptions, but I really think it has gone too far, now they are just an easy target for a press which is even worse.