Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Bung it on expenses.
You would need levels of cynicism beyond even my capacity not to believe that the House of Commons has at least some members who are not primarily interested in feathering their own nest. It's just that such members appear to be becoming about as rare as rocking horse shit.
One interesting aspect of the expenses fiasco is the subtle differences between the major parties and the nature of the scams involved. New Labour is all property spivery; all naff new extensions and jerking themselves off to Homes Under The Hammer. The Tory Party are more concerned with having a housekeeper (are there still such people?), moat clearing, that kind of thing. But the Lib Dems, as dull and unimaginative as ever, don't seem to be able to come up with anything more dangerous than the odd dodgy trouser press, HobNobs for the office and daughters sleeping over at the London flat. Come on Lib Dems. Get a grip.