Much noise is being made wrt our honourable ladies and gentlemen dipping their snouts into taxpayers pockets - more noise in fact than the cries of shame over Freddie the Shreddie and his £700,000 per year pension, and all of the other outrageous rapes of the British taxpayer of late.
I don't very often agree with Stephen Fry - I have to admit to taking an opposite view immediately he opens his mouth about anything, but on this occasion?
Well, let us see: Our politicians are our elected representatives who form HM Government & Opposition. They are chosen from amongst us, and let's face it, things would be in a very serious state (no pun intended) if they were in any shape or form unlike us.
We should all be a little glad that they are like the rest of us and behaving in exactly the same way - petty stealing, petty fraud, buck-passing, lying, rewarding incompetence, celebrating greed. It makes us feel that we aren't so bad after all.
Welcome to 21st century Britain
Now where's that pile of stones?