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Cullen’s Comments On MPs Sad Commentary

Cullen’s Comments On MPs Sad Commentary On Parliament

Party Leader Graham Capill described the Rt Hon. Michael Cullen’s comments in Parliament this afternoon as “a sad and disappointing commentary on the moral state of our country’s leadership.”

Mr Cullen was answering a question on behalf of the Prime Minister. He was alleged to say that, “If the Prime Minister believed every allegation of sexual misconduct and Members were sent to prison accordingly, half this House would be in prison”.

Mr Capill said, “That a Member of Parliament should say such a thing shows that the moral integrity of our political leaders has sunk to an all time low. Putting aside the serious allegations made against Hon. Dover Samuels, maybe it is time for each Member to take the ‘log’ out of his or her own eyes, before worrying about the behaviour of others.

“Part of good leadership is to set an example. Without moral integrity in politicians, how can the country expect young people to act responsibly?” Mr Capill asked.

“Cullen’s comments suggest that the ethical temperature has dipped to an unstable and shaky low. If Parliament is to be esteemed and honoured, it must start with individual MPs who maintain the highest of standards,” Mr Capill concluded.

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