Stop picking on our poor parliamentarians!


It’s all a storm in a teacup, this parliamentary expenses scandal cooked up by a younger generation of moralising, muckraking and generally clueless journalists with an over-inflated sense of their public importance. We are all partial to the occasional (and entirely reasonable) expenses fiddle and tax avoidance exercise, so why pick on our MPs? They are paid a paltry £60k a year for providing selfless public service, often at great personal cost to themselves, their families and liaisons dangereuses.

Yours, receipts in hand…

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