Sheffield – Is absolute integrity possible or even desirable?

2 May 2024 , categories: Ethics, Integrity, Meetings, Sheffield, Trust

In light of recent news about politicians' tax affairs the Sheffield group we will be discussing whether absolute integrity possible or even desirable?

You are warmly invited to join us in the snug behind the bar at The Red Lion, 109 Charles St, Sheffield, S1 2ND, for our next meeting on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 7:00-9:00pm. See here for location.

In recent weeks we have seen the news occupied to some extent by Angela Rayner’s historic domestic and tax arrangements. While it is now being considered by the police, no one denies the alleged sums in involved are relatively small. We saw the fines for offences during covid and again careers were lost and made on the back of noncompliance resulting in just tiny fines. We often hear it said that it is the principle that is the important thing and we especially apply this stricture to politicians, normally to those we disagree with on perhaps more serious and important matters. The Christian religion (and possibly others) has the notion of Saints, perfect, flawless individuals in contrast to the bulk of humanity, seen as flawed. It will no doubt become more and more an issue as the General Election approaches.

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