COMMENT- Maria Miller isn’t the Problem, its the Political System!

By Majed Iqbal- Over the last week, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has come under fire as once again another MP expenses saga is disclosed. This time amounting to a staggering £45,000 claimed for housing. Evidently, we have a public and a media who are furious and rightly so. Taxpayers money being used for MP’s personal […]

PASSION ISLAM MAGAZINE Article- MP Expenses Scandal- Politicians OR Democracy to blame?

The following article was published in the Nationwide Passion Islam Monthly Magazine. The article analysed how the media and people in general were holding only individual MP’s accountable for the expenses Fiasco and tried to widen the discussion to institutionalised practices inherent in a democracy. The article can be read online on the Passion Islam Online […]

MP Expenses Scandal- ‘Politicians’ OR ‘Democracy’ to blame?

By Majed Iqbal- “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” Thomas Jefferson Such descriptions of the mythical ‘god like’ concept of democracy could not be described more aptly and with such significance than the times British Politics is going […]