On the Radio 4 Today programme this morning (around 0830) there was a report on the current expenses scandal and the political damage which it is inflicting.
Apparently the mood among the political herd in Westminster is becoming desperately gloomy. MPs feel abused, betrayed, guilty, targetted. This is reinforced in an interview given by the Tory MP Nadine Dorries. She talks of a McCarthy-style witch hunt pushing MPs towards suicide.
There are two quite different takes on this, the first is serious. These people who are so mortified by public scrutiny and adverse feedback are the same people who recklessly took us into illegal wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, resulting in a million deaths, civil war, ethnic cleansing, torture and massive corruption.
And they think they have problems?
For another view take a look at this Comedy Central clip:
Posted by Nicholas Moore 11:51:44 AM