Children at risk from vicar’s wife

A 61 year old wife of a vicar writes to the Times to say that she has been told she must be checked by the CRB to protect the babies who accompany their young mothers to the Mothers’ Union meetings which she holds in her own sitting room at the vicarage once a month.

She doesn’t say so, but she would also find that if she went to open a new account at the bank she has been with all her life, she would be made to prove that she is who she says she is. If she were to stand as a Parish Councillor in the place where her husband is the vicar, she would be required to reveal all her financial details. All these insulting, demeaning things have been imposed by Parliament in the alleged interests of transparency and openness.

The Speaker was planning today to go to court, at a cost of £100,000, to try and prevent the publication of MPs’ expenses.

Politicians are said to be concerned at the depth of the contempt  which ordinary people feel for them. Concerned they may be, but they can hardly be surprised.

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About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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