Many MPs have applied one set of standards to themselves, and another to the taxpayers who pay their bills.
Not only have they stolen, cheated and lied in the grubby pursuit of a few more pennies, but now believe that merely saying sorry – often half-heartedly – and promising to repay the money they have defrauded us of will clean the slate.
Out in the real world, people think differently. If we lied and stole from our neighbours, would it be acceptable when found out to offer them the money back with no more than a perfunctory apology?
Of course not. Hopefully, we would end up being taken to court and possibly sent to jail. Surely isn’t that where some MPs deserve to end up as well?