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Corrupt politicians

Cahuzac, Gueant, Chirac, Sarkozy, Balkany, Juppé, Fillon, all former French politicians who have been are or will soon go on trial for dishonesty of some sort. Some of these are doing time or under house arrest.
What is it that makes them get their hands into the till, surely more than just greed. It has always been a tradition in France but surely they dont need the money nor do their campaigns? Do they really think they are above scrutiny, are they stoopid?

Had it been Belgium, I would say that there was never a straight deal, but then that is the rule there!
Too thick for a PhD!
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I suppose we should be 'glad' that they are held responsible - unlike all the Brexiteering illegal political activities that have just been ignored/accepted in UK.
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Some seem to be in it for personal gain others for the benefit of their cause or party. Both, of course are corruption but do we hold one to be more reprehensible than the other?
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exactly what illegal brexitering has occurred?

Both sides in this debate have told porkies beyond belief, the remainers have not been honest either.......

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Illegal funding, I fear, of Mr. Farage, though yet to come to court or whatever.

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I thought that Cahuzac was reprehensible in that
a) He was a Minister for the Budget yet he held a secret offshore bank account
b) It was for his personal gain
c) He was a supposed Socialist. One expects right-wing politicians to be in it for the money, that after all is the basis of their philosopy; but one would hope for better from the left.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Here are two British ones, one from each side:


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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En plus, Cahuzac avait menti devant l’ Assemblée Nationale. Je me souviens de l’avoir vu faire, les doigts même pas croisés derrière son dos! 🙀
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