MPs expense scandal rolls on

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MPs expense scandal rolls on, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara.

Far from sparing blushes the redacted details on expenses tarred MPs with the corrupt brush, one of the few people to come out of this relatively untarnished was Frank Field who went public with his expenses weeks ago.

The redaction process had the same perception as exercising one’s right to silence in a criminal investigation, making the silent interviewee seem guilty in the eyes of a jury. (And I believe it was this labour government that brought that change to the right of silence into power).

A definite PR FAIL which I suspect will drive a substantial amount of protest votes at the next election against the gravy-train parliamentarians who seem to exist in all of the political parties.