Sunday, May 10, 2009

Snouts in the trough II

Live free like an MP!
"Despite the many sleaze eruptions, I have clung to the increasingly unfashionable view that most MPs are not venal graspers motivated entirely by the pursuit of their own interests. It is becoming harder to sustain that faith. If politicians do not arrive at the Commons corrupt, there is clearly a culture in Parliament that is corrupting." —Andrew Rawnsley

"While ordinary families are struggling to cope with the deepest recession in the post-war era, our politicians are having a jolly old time living it up at taxpayers’ expense. Not only do MPs have their snouts in the trough, but they bought it on expenses, had it embellished with mock Tudor beams and acquired similar troughs for other homes dotted around the country." —The Sunday Times

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