وزير الداخلية البريطاني ( بالمناسبة هو رجل فاقد البصر) يتعرض حالياً لمساءلات قد تعصف بوظيفته كوزير... سبب ذلك أنه أستخدم صلاحياته كوزير داخلية لتعجيل عملية استخراج تأشيرة دخول (فيزا).... عندما طلب من الموظفين الاسراع في اصدار الفيزا لمربية أطفال ( تعمل لحساب زوجته) .... لاحظوا فقط العملية قانونية 100% كل ما أراده هو الاسراع في العملية..... الجرم الثاني الذي أقترفه هو أن طلب من سائق سيارته الحكومية أن يوصل أمرأته إلى منزل يملكه في أحد المناطق.... المهم قامت الدنيا وما قعدت بسبب استخدام الوزير لصلاحياته لأغراض شخصية... أليس العرب مغلوين على أمرهم ؟ المصدر : صحيفة التايمز November 30, 2004 Downing Street defends Blunkett inquiry By Jenny Booth, Times Online Downing Street today defended the inquiry set up into allegations that David Blunkett fast-tracked a visa application for his former mistress's nanny. A parliamentary watchdog last night sternly criticised the way that Sir Alan Budd, a former top civil servant, had been appointed to head the investigation, saying that it lacked the appearance of independence. Sir Alistair Graham, the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, criticised the "ad hoc" way Sir Alan's inquiry was arranged and criticised Mr Blair for saying that he thought Mr Blunkett was innocent before the inquiry had even begun. The Conservatives say that the inquiry's scope is too narrow and other claims should also be examined. But Tony Blair’s official spokesman said today that the Home Office had "dealt with" other allegations levelled against the Home Secretary linked to his three-year affair, including that Mr Blunkett gave his lover Kimberly Quinn a rail warrant intended for MPs’ spouses. Claims have also been made that Mr Blunkett misused his civil servants by insisting that they attend meetings relating to his dispute with his married lover, and that he asked his Government driver to give Mrs Quinn lifts to his Derbyshire cottage when she was heavily pregnant, in breach of the ministerial code of conduct. Mr Blair's spokesman said: "In terms of the other allegations, the Home Office dealt with them. They believe and the Home Secretary believes this was the one that merited independent inquiry."