So another MP has been caught fiddling – or forgetting to adjust – their expenses, no surprise there and I just shrugged my shoulders and thought “Not surprised, all snouts in the trough together”
But then I read that she had tried to avoid the inquiry – a bit like a charlatan lawyer tries to get his obviously guilty client a not guilty verdict by twisting the law.
Now that’s definitely a bit fishy as far as I’m concerned – or am I being naïve?
Then came the allegation that the MP’s aides tried to stop a newspaper publishing the allegations by invoking Leveson – now to me that is blackmail, isn’t it?
So she tried to avoid the Inquiry and prevent the publication of the allegations, if you’ve got nothing to hide, why is this happening?
I don’t care whether the amount fiddled is thousands or ten bob, the point here is that a Member of Parliament is tried to avoid – well what was she trying to avoid – ah! The TRUTH!
Now MPs are there, elected by us to ensure that laws are made to protect the people, in other words we elect them to serve our nation – us!
Now she’s hiding behind the Prime Minister who seems to have lost the plot! She is allowed to keep her house and the profit she made but anyone who mis-claims benefits could lose theirs if found guilty – that’s if they own one.
So come on Dave, either you’re guilty and lose your house or not – you can’t have it both ways – benefit claimants don’t have the luxury of a second home like Maria Miller – so sort it out.