The Daily Telegraph is publishing a full list of MP expenses. Watch the piggies scuttle around with their excuses. Already they're blaming the office that processes their claims saying they should have spotted it. That's like blaming the Police for not catching you speeding.
It's all bollocks.
It's not "mistakes", it's systematic fraud.
What does it say about our MPs if they make so many mistakes? If they can't handle an expense account, how the hell can they manage a country?
I believe there are many politicians who get into politics for all the right reasons - public service, a desire to help people and change the system. But these MPs MUST have known about all the abuses. They must have known their colleagues were helping themselves and abusing the system. Why didn't they speak out? Because they owe their allegiance to the Party, not the people. If they had spoken out about the crooks, they would have been thrown out of the Party and without the massive machinery of spin-merchants and lawyers, they reckoned they couldn't help people or change the system.
The real criminals here are the Parties, who shelter the crooks, silence internal criticism and perpetuate fraud on a massive scale.
“Political parties, like all organisations, tend to manipulate their members, to bring them
under the control of an inner circle of leaders that often perpetuates itself. Democratic
political systems, while performing the function of representation, thus rest more or less on
the competition of rival oligarchies.”
The piggies can't help it. The Party system virtually guarantees corruption.