So one MP is currently languishing at Her Majesty’s Pleasure (Labour MP David Chaytor, 18 months) while another awaits sentencing later this month (Barnsley Central MP Eric Illsley) and four more are awaiting trial, all over theĂ‚Â scandalousĂ‚Â expenses fiasco as brought to light by the daily Telegraph last year.
What really isĂ‚Â surprisingĂ‚Â is not that some MPs are starting to get their just desserts, but that so few are.
Don’t worry though, one MP furious at being investigated himself, has decided to grass up six colleagues he accuses of doing the same as himself. So that will be two found guilty at court, four set for trial & potentially six more for a trial.
I am somewhat bemused as to what detail the MP has over and above everything that was already in the public domain which would prompt a criminal investigation, given that the sheer scale of the behaviour of Ă‚Â significant numbers of MPs claiming for duckhouses & second homes that were really their first homes, was so obviously fraudulent. It always felt something of a whitewash that nothing happened to all but the selected six (so far).
One can just imagine what name the northern MP who grassed his mates up currently has in the Houses of P.