Government manslaughter

August 31, 2007 11:53 AM

The Express today (not online) reports that the Government has been accussed of corporate manslaughter over its failure to provide the armed forces with properly armoured vehicles for patrolling in Afghanistan.  The number of deaths through negligence in the public sector is truly staggering, our high hospital infection rates alone kill thousands.  If companies are to be legally expected to take good care of their employees and customers shouldn't we be holding our politicians to the same standard?  Why should people trust politicians if they won't hold themselves to the same standards as everyone else?

The Express today (not online) reports that the Government has been accussed of corporate manslaughter over its failure to provide the armed forces with properly armoured vehicles for patrolling in Afghanistan.  The number of deaths through negligence in the public sector is truly staggering, our high hospital infection rates alone kill thousands.  If companies are to be legally expected to take good care of their employees and customers shouldn't we be holding our politicians to the same standard?  Why should people trust politicians if they won't hold themselves to the same standards as everyone else?

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