Quite apart from the fact that it is MPs who make and enforce the rules, they seem willing to try to break the rules when they feel like it. After all, Sir Fred Goodwin played by the rules when he took his pension settlement, and what was Harriet Harperson's response...? [Emphasis mine—DK]
"Sir Fred should not be counting on being £650,000 a year better off as a result of this because it is not going to happen," she said.
"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted.
"It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract, but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in."
So, tell me, Harry darling: what do you imagine "the court of public opinion" thinks about MPs' expenses claims?
Do you think that your precious "rules" are "enforceable in the court of public opinion"?
Is this where "the Government be steps in", you miserable, hatchet-faced witch?
Or is it, as usual, one rule for you and your irredeemably corrupt cronies and another for the proles?
It certainly fucking is.