New rules limiting MPs’ expenses must be implemented in full and without delay, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said.
John Bercow said that watering down the new rules would be a “catastrophic mistake” that would only do more damage to Parliament’s reputation. “Denial, delay or dilution is simply not an option," he said.
This is a prime example of what our American cousins call chutzpah, is it not? We British tend to use the word "hypocrisy" since it is far less cutesy.
Many MPs are unhappy about new expenses rules drawn up by Sir Christopher Kelly, the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Tough fucking shit: if you bastards didn't want to be punished, then you shouldn't have stolen as much as you possibly could, should you? But you did: so suck it up, you fucks.
Believe you me, you thieving sacks of shit, Sir Christopher Kelly's recommendations are far more lenient than those that I would have levied: mine would have made the Star Chamber look like fucking Alton Towers, and would probably have involved cutting your salaries by 75%, banning all expenses, shoving sharpened cockroaches up your pissholes, putting half of you in prison and hanging the other half from the nearest tree.
You dishonest bastards got off very, very lightly.