One lead from America we must take

In the light of
the arrest this morning in the Cash for Peerages scandal, this story from
America, where they have gotten round to locking
up their corrupt officials.


Former Rep. Bob Ney was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in federal prison for
trading political favors for gifts and campaign donations from lobbyist Jack

Ney, the first congressman ensnared in the lobbying scandal, pleaded guilty in
October to conspiracy and making false statements. He admitted being corrupted
by golf trips, tickets, meals and campaign donations from Abramoff.

“You violated a host of laws that you as a congressman are sworn to
enforce and uphold,” said U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, who
recommended that Ney serve his time at a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va.

Ney will also serve two years probation and must pay a $6,000 fine. Huvelle
recommended he enter a prison alcohol rehabilitation program for treatment of a
drinking problem he has acknowledged in recent months.

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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