Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Enron saga continues .

Kenneth Lay has died of a heart attack. I am curious at to what his obit will be, how will Bush refer to 'kenny boy'. Probably with more concern than that expressed for those who are killed daily in Iraq, the 'publicity seeking' suicides in Guantanamo Bay or for the many who die daily through poverty and lack of access to decent healthcare and living conditions around the world. After all they were once pals.

I notice also that Blair is going to try to assist the NatWest executives David Bermingham, Gary Mulgrew and Giles Darby, who have have lost their court battles to stop their extradition. They are due to be flown to the US to face charges relating to Enron's collapse.

Funnily enough I don't see Blair normally rushing to the defence of people accused of crimes. What with that and Prescott's dubious acquaintances I think it shows where the loyalty and allegiances of New Labour lie. The move towards big business of course is not new and is well documented in Dave Osler's book and his blog.