Friday, May 22, 2009

Shameless III

"You're all just jealous"

That - seriously - is the response of a UK Conservative MP to public criticism of his claiming 90,000 pounds over four years from the taxpayer to maintain his country house in Devon.

He has now been forced to apologise and announce that he will be retiring at the next election - and rightly so. But his attitude is indicative of an entire political class which is completely out of touch with ordinary voters, and utterly shameless about its privileges. Its time to clean out the entire Augean stables on the Thames and make politicians accountable again - and the best way of doing it is by electoral reform.