It is wrong to suggest, as some think, that MPs have felt no shame about milking the system in the way they have. Their futile attempts to thwart freedom-of-information requests spoke eloquently of their embarrassment.
I see. So, MPs knew what they were doing was morally wrong, but they went ahead and did it anyway. And you think that's OK, do you?
So, if someone robs an old lady of her life savings then that's perfectly OK, as long as they know that, morally, they did wrong? Is that the position that you're taking, Matthew? Why, yes it is.
Lilies have been gilded and shower cubicles heated, but no fortunes have been made on the back of MPs' expenses.
Bollocks. It might depend, Matthew, on your definition of "fortunes" but, to the average person on the street, the vast property portfolios that MPs have amassed—with our cash—seem to be pretty fucking vast, frankly.
That MPs can then use a scam to avoid paying 40% Capital Gains Tax on the profits of the sale of their second homes also entrenches the idea that it is one rule for these cunts and another for the rest of us. Because that is precisely what it is.
Fortunes are made, Parris: and those fortunes are entirely paid for by us.
I think that it is disgusting that you would try to defend this behaviour: but as long as you know that defending the indefensible is morally wrong, then I guess it's alright, eh?
Call him what else you like, but does anybody really, really think that Gordon Brown is a crook?
Yes, I do.
Now why don't you stop writing crap in The Times and go suck the crook's cock, you mendacious little shit.