The Daily Telegraph appears to have the edge on its media rivals with the daily updates as to which MPs have been abusing the tax payers non-negotiated generosity in supporting their genuine expenses and expense abuses.
With the others playing catch up, the Political gravy train has come under the spotlight as never before. For too many years the details were a closed book with no one knowing what was claimed, for what reason and for how much. Every stone is being turned to get accurate information or suggestions of impropriety and to show those MPs who lack honesty, integrity and conscience.
Now we have seen in only a few days, that hands are going up because they realise that efforts to deflect opinion, dispute allegations and deny wrong doing and responsibility have failed miserably. All this coming to the surface after tax payer funded attempts to do whatever is necessary to prevent expenses details from coming into the public domain.
As details come forth into the public arena on a daily basis, like the next episode in a TV soap, the public, tax payers and political knockers rub their hands together like kids in a sweet shop on a free sweet day.
It is no wonder that the collective political machinery wanted this information kept quiet because the public backlash was always going to be immense and totally negative.
At the same time that the hypocritical mutterings of honesty, transparency and accountability rang through every department in every public sector support service, those who made the policies and made policy decisions clearly abused the trust they had and exploited the luxury of an wide ranging and extravagant claim culture within their expenses, fortunately awarded to them.
Some of them tried to blame another entity, it was somehow not their fault.
Some of them have been caught for what they are.
Some of them have little or no moral conscience for what they see as their right and a way of fleecing the tax payer to make their own existence financially better off.
Some of them are crooks and have shown lack of regard and lack of respect for those who put them into positions of trust that they have abused with apparent impunity. It is not just MPs but also the parliamentary machinery that has tried to quash details from becoming public.
As page after page of the book turn, as new revelations come into the public arena, it seems that by saying sorry will allow all this to be forgotton, to be brushed under the carpet and they can all get back into their way of being honourable members again.
And so the pages turn.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
You say, ´I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
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