I don’t think that there should be any doubt about the honesty (or otherwise) of politicians. The use of ministerial credit cards is being investigated at the moment and as one who has a TINY fraction of disposable income of members of Parliament I am very pissed off that these cheats are showing such a ‘what the hoo?’ attitude towards questions being raised about use of these ministerial credit cards. DO THESE BUGGERS FEEL THEY ARE OWED SOMETHING BECAUSE THEY HAVE A TAX-PAYER FUNDED PIECE OF PLASTIC IN THEIR POCKETS? (…OK they got it because we put them there. DO THESE BUGGERS FEEL THEY ARE OWED SOMETHING BECAUSE we put them there and THEY HAVE A TAX-PAYER FUNDED PIECE OF PLASTIC IN THEIR POCKETS?) I was constrained to get in touch with someone who will have us believe he is squeaky-clean in all things position-preferential.
‘Good Evening, Mr Prime Minister. Out in ‘the real world’ it is an accepted defence that ignorance of the LAW is no defence. Why is it that in the place that the LAWS are created, ignorance of the RULES is a defence? How many times are we going to hear that “…I didn’t realise the Ministerial card was not allowed for personal purchases”????????? And how often are your colleagues (on both sides, corners, edges, hallways, etc., etc., of The House) going to be allowed to use that excuse (defence) and be forgiven? I wonder why Joe (and Josephine) Public are so disenchanted with the behaviour of their elected representatives.’
Ah shit! What’s the point- it’s not going to change.