Protection for whistleblowers

So, Parliament is trying to set up an inquiry, ostensibly into a possible paedophile ring at Westminster, but one that is actually about the propensity of our political masters to protect each other’s secrets from us, the voters.

It’s unlikely that this inquiry will reveal much about any living politicians since every party relies on its whips, whose role is to gather the secrets of MPs and peers, to protect and exploit them when needed.

It would be far better if we had laws to protect whistle blowers. But no organisation wants to risk an insider exposing its dirty secrets, even for something as emotive as child sex abuse. And yet, it’s hard to imagine any company operating at peak efficiency without some transparency, let alone a government.

 


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