There are still far too many MPs whose only regret is that their troughing was exposed. Jacqui Smith's weasel words in the Commons yesterday expose her as a truly corrupt opportunist, unfitted ever for responsible public office. The groundswell of revolt against Legg's measures to lever payback of our tax reveals that whatever their emollient words in public, guilty MPs are grasping and avaricious troughers, wholly unrepentant for charging the taxpayer for things like cleaning and gardening which those of us outside Parliament rightly pay for ourselves.
The intake of 2005 has rightly earned itself the name the Rotten Parliament. They were rotten when they took their seats and they're rotten now as they face losing them.
Though they wriggle and squirm to escape the spotlight of public scrutiny, our determination to hold them to account brooks no escape. Nor will this fade from the public mind, and a generation of new MPs will be tainted by their rotteness.
They have served their country shamefully, and will sneak away like dirty dogs to revel in their filth. Damn them all.