13 October 2009

Petty corruption?

I see that five out of the seven SNP Westminster MPs are deemed to have over-claimed on their expenses. It is only because we have become inured to the whole expenses scandal that this is not regarded as extraordinary.

Furthermore, I have no reason to suppose that SNP MPs are any more venal than their Labour and Conservative colleagues. So perhaps the saloon bar bores were somewhere near the truth when they said that MPs were all "at it".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Corruption, certainly. Whether it's petty depends on your perspective, I suppose. But it's a pity we can't just get rid of the lot of them.