DEAR SIR,

POLITICAL corruption may be new to the UK, but here on Majorca, the “snouts” in the trough syndrome has been alive and “snorting” for the past 20 years.

Hence accused politicians continue to survive and thrive on their ill gotten gains, because those appointees - the end result after lengthy examination/ cross examination, being bases/verdicts are shelved with those accused (not found not guilty) being allowed to continue in public office.

Might I suggest, that for justice to not only be done, but seen to be done - in UK, those accused of political corruption go before a committee made up of independent judges (if they still exist!) and members of public from the accused constituency.

The hearing should be brief with the accused representing him/her self (not fat fees for lawyers!) and the verdict swift and decisive with no right to appeal. All those found guilty to be made to repay their ill gotten gains, and barred from further public office.

Yours sincerely

M. Irving, Portals Nous