Regardless of the rights and wrongs of this particular scandal, it is a strange case of déjà vu. What lessons if any, have been learned since the expenses scandal was first exposed in 2009?
Also, can MPs continue to dictate to newspaper editors that they are unfit to sit in judgement on themselves whilst at the same time, maintain that MPs should be able to do just that when it comes to the scrutiny and conduct of their own behaviour?
Perhaps the real loser is actually not the British people, they have long since lost any confidence or admiration for MPs when it comes to their expenses claims, perhaps it is actually the Prime Minister.
In a week when David Cameron should be starting the process of talking up the economy in the run up to the European Elections, he finds himself defending the apparent indefensible actions of Mrs Miller at every turn.
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