Jim Devine, yet another Labour MP, has been found guilty of false accounting. According to his colleague John Mann MP there was quite a widespread culture that expenses could be used to top up pay so I ask the simple question. Why are so few of them facing criminal charges?
Not so long ago the Daily Telegraph conducted an extensive campaign detailing huge expense excesses by our MPs. John Mann is right ....it was widespread and yet somehow so very few have been in court. It would appear that only those who have been unable to cover their tracks have been charged. Some have paid back huge sums. Some have had weak apologies to the House accepted and clearly house 'flipping' and Sky subscriptions are not regarded as criminality.
It should not be covered up but it will be!