11 May 2009

On MP's expenses

I have to confess that I haven't really been following the outrage about MP's expenses all that closely. I'm more than a bit jaded by the media agenda, and I tend to suspect the motives of most journalists - print or TV/radio or (of course, dear reader) bloggers!

So here is a handy summary from Bishop Alan, which I found extremely helpful. Amongst his observations:

"What's interesting is that some MP's have obviously interpreted the rules using their own moral instinct about what it was right or wrong to claim, whilst others have had no scruple about doing anything, however bizarre, as long as it didn't actually contravene the rules."

The full post is here: MP's expenses chocolate bunny rage

The answer is in our own hands. But we need to make informed judgements about our politicians - and how we do that, given the standard of media and public debate ...? Well, I just don't know.

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