left: Hanham...poaching and gamekeeping
The Dame's old friend Baroness Hanham 'of this parish'
has been fine tuning bits of the Localism Bill-as it applies to the operation of local authority Standards Committees'.
Fortunately, the Baroness, being ex Leader of the Rotten Borough is well up to speed on the shady ways of the Rotten Borough, so she has been very clever and insisted on an amendment which demands that committees operate according to some high falutin' standards.
Interestingly, it was Lady Hanham who gave Cockell great moral support when he was severely criticised for his luxury overseas trips and grossly over the top dinners. And it was she who did so much to ensure he never appeared before the Standards Committee!
The Dame thinks Lady H was just a little tongue in cheek, but anyway this is how she is expecting our very own Standards Committee to operate. From experience, the Dame would say an impossibility.....