I confess to being slightly amazed.
MPs voted for Margaret Hodge to become Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Did they not know of her involvement in the Islington child abuse case and her alleged failure to investigate properly?
MPs voted for the oleaginous Keith Vaz to remain as Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. Did they not know that he has a long history of dubious dealings, leading to his dismissal as a minister and even his temporary suspension from the House of Commons?
Ian Davidson was returned unopposed as Chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee. Did the MPs not know about his history of playing fast and loose with his parliamentary expenses?
So much for the new politics.