Thursday 14 May 2009

Question Time

I was quite looking forward to this tonight, but the reality of the situation is that the expenses thing has gone so far beyond rational analysis that it has become a parody of itself. They're all sorry, they were all busy, and the obscene claims were errors, and they've been paid back. They all accept full responsibility for their actions, and the important thing is to get the system fixed to restore trust.

At one point I actually caught myself staring at the TV literally open-mouthed. It might have been when Margaret Beckett suggested that part of the problem was that the public didn't understand how expensive it was to do a proper job as an MP. We do understand the concept of fiddling your expenses, of course.

One positive that emerged from the programme - Beckett and Ming Campbell, when talking about their own specific claims, were so obviously dry-mouthed that it's apparent the pair of them were utterly terrified.

One positive that emerged from the days earlier news - someone has, astonishingly, been suspended. Just like folk who work for a living would be.
Without putting too fine a point on it, I reckon that fucker's for the jail.

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