There have been derogatory comments by MP’s about ordinary people who ‘abuse’ the social security system.
There have been criticisms by MP's of people from overseas allegedly claiming benefits without legitimate cause.
It has always seemed to me the poor and most vulnerable in our society are often the victims of personal insults by these privileged people we are supposed to look up to for leadership. Well …… Now the chickens have come home to roost in a big way.
Thanks to Freedom of Information regulations we – the public – are now allowed to discover absolutely scandalous stories of our elected MP’s claiming all sorts of expenses that are apparently allowed within 'regulations' but are reprehensible by most ordinary people’s moral standards.
Click here for details of the BBC Report
Thank God the media have their teeth into this.
We have seen MP’s scurrying around all day trying to avoid questions and those brave enough to speak to the media are coming out with statements like ‘I claimed these expenses within regulations'
How the hell can we look to our MP’s for inspiration when they have such appalling double standards?
They criticise the poor and vulnerable whilst at the same time they help themselves from the public pot of money apparently with no sense of remorse – or even awareness - that they have done anything morally challenging!
Sorry - I no longer have faith in politicians of any party.
They really couldn't make this stuff up!