Labour MPs have been told by their own party officials that they have done nothing wrong over expenses despite the growing controversy surrounding their claims.
A remarkable email, sent to Labour members by the Parliamentary Labour Party's office and leaked to The Independent, says: "It would be easy for the public to gain the impression from this [media] coverage that MPs are generally claiming excessively or outside the rules laid down by Parliament, which is not the case."
The briefing paper, from the PLP's resource centre, insisted that the expenses claims disclosed in recent days enjoyed "the full approval of the parliamentary authorities".
The fact that expenses were "within the rules" absolutely does not mean that these fuckers have "done nothing wrong".
Fucking hell, at least Cameron is pretending to be concerned over these revelations. There is no such contrition in Labour HQ, it seems.