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nanotm
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public inquireis

are they largely just a political posturing waste of public funds ?
there have been several "high profile" inquiries in the past 10 years into matters that consistently have achieved the desired political outcome (like the Iraq inquiry that failed to find criminality on the part of the government of the day)
the bloody sunday inquiry that determined that the soldiers involved should face murder charges (which would be illegal under the then crown protection act which specifically prevented any such action) in order to cement the terms of the good Friday agreement (which was largely a  deal to exonerate any republican terrorist and persecute any loyalist paramilitary or indeed civil power/military person for any wrong doing)
there is yet another hugely expensive event to look into the police and there action(s) or inaction(s) in the matter of Stephen Lawrence (which will doubtless find that they did something wrong and persecute a couple of people for there part in the whole fiasco)
the Hillsborough disaster saw 3 hugely expensive inquiries all of which found different results, the newest of which was to hold the authorities at fault,
all of these independent investigations cost millions (or billions) are held in plush surroundings more befitting a royal reception, are totally politically motivated, and always find the answer that the politicians of the day want them to find.
so are such things a good thing or just a waste of time and money as they stand now ?
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: public inquireis

I have little faith involving inquiries that involve politicians and the so called 'public'. What it really means is they want another chance to put another twist on something to suit themselves.
'nuff said  Wink
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Re: public inquireis

Meanwhile at the Ministry of Fun
Sad We need to hold an inquiry into the effectiveness of the inquiry. Do you know any retired judge who's available for a few months?
Undecided You mean one who doesn't make it his business upsetting ministers? One who may theoretically be thinking of an OBE?
Sad Or theoretically a peerage.
Undecided Well theoretically I hear the judge from the last inquiry is now available and, as a bonus, he knows all about the last inquiry.
Sad He sounds perfect.  Just one thing? He won't conclude anything different, will he?
Undecided No Minister.
nanotm
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Re: public inquireis

don't forget the
Sad can we make sure his salary has a large enough tax free bonus that he wont be asking anything that will embarrass the office unduly whilst making it just embarrassing enough to get rid of the following list of almost pensioned off senior staff (because that's where his bonus is coming from) without needing to pay them for the trouble
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Mostly a waste of time if the inquiry relates to the government or some country we don't want to upset as the final report will either not be published or the contents watered down.
Some inquiries may make some people feel better if it relates to some wrongdoing that they have suffered but where it involves loss of life no inquiry has ever been able to undo the damage that has been done.
The usual outcome is to trot out lines like ' Lessons have been learned', ' we are reviewing our procedures' ' this must not happen again'  but all such statements are totally meaningless as one thing we can be certain of......... It will happen again AND again !