Voice of the Resistance cites examples of trivial sums paid back to the public purse (I presume) by seriously troughing MPs - many of which might well be guilty of theft or fraud and other common criminal offences.
As well they might.
In my view, Labour, borne of spin, is its own worst enemy. Doubtless, its MPs were wooed by Labour into MPship with riches beyond the reach of the plebs they once were.
These piddling sums the troughers are currently being required to pay back indicate many things, two of which are:
* the simple cases are coming to light first, because they are easier to investigate; the more serious cases will follow;
* the cabinet troughers and/or those with the highest profiles are hoping to fob off the public with trifling 'integrity'- or 'pragmatic'-based payouts, hoping that we will be too bored to bother should the 'media interest' go on for too long;
The latter suggests to me that the powers that be are well aware that some of the most high-profile troughers are guilty of theft or fraud.
By the end of November, should none of the biggest culprits (Jackboot and McNulty, for example) be prosecuted, or at LEAST made to pay back their ill-gotten gains, the thirst for Labour blood will be mighty indeed.
Let the Tories be in no doubt that they will not be spared, should they put party interests before country.