Should politicians accept valuable gifts

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by crummy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:52 pm

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by derekbroad » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:12 pm

Crummy are you lost for words?
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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by Selhurst » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm

A non-story as it appears Boris followed the rules and reported the “gift” correctly.
But it is strange that someone in a position of power is allowed to accept such a gift even if he does declare it in the register of interests. When I was in business I was not allowed to accept any gift from a customer or supplier with a value above £50. Many of our customers had similar restrictions themselves. Even if valuable gifts are not given as direct bribes, it stands to reason that most will be given with a view to receiving or having received some quid pro quo.

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by crummy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:01 am

Selhurst wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm

. Even if valuable gifts are not given as direct bribes, it stands to reason that most will be given with a view to receiving or having received some quid pro quo.
Yes, quite..

One of the most worrying things is the lack of judgement of Johnson...he could easily have paid for this trip out of pocket money, but he chose not to.

Why?

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by derekbroad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 am

Selhurst wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm
A non-story as it appears Boris followed the rules and reported the “gift” correctly.
But it is strange that someone in a position of power is allowed to accept such a gift even if he does declare it in the register of interests. When I was in business I was not allowed to accept any gift from a customer or supplier with a value above £50. Many of our customers had similar restrictions themselves. Even if valuable gifts are not given as direct bribes, it stands to reason that most will be given with a view to receiving or having received some quid pro quo.
Did the same limit apply to people up the tree from you?
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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by Graham Knight » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:01 am

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by foalteam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 am

The thread posed the question as to whether politicians should be allowed to receive such personal gifts.

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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by The Eagle » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Does it matter. !!
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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by JonCon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:30 pm

:Goodpost:
derekbroad wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 am
Selhurst wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm
A non-story as it appears Boris followed the rules and reported the “gift” correctly.
But it is strange that someone in a position of power is allowed to accept such a gift even if he does declare it in the register of interests. When I was in business I was not allowed to accept any gift from a customer or supplier with a value above £50. Many of our customers had similar restrictions themselves. Even if valuable gifts are not given as direct bribes, it stands to reason that most will be given with a view to receiving or having received some quid pro quo.
Did the same limit apply to people up the tree from you?
How do you know that Selly wasn't top of the tree 🌲?
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Re: Should politicians accept valuable gifts

Post by foalteam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:31 pm

The Eagle wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Does it matter. !!

Not to crooked, dishonest people with no morals or standards.

But to some on here it obviously does, equally as obviously not you.

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