Who on earth does Mark Simmonds imagine sympathises with his whinge that he can't get away with overclaiming expenses? Only bankers and bloated, overpaid local government chief executives I'd imagine. Well, we, Parliament and his constituents are well rid of this acquisitive little piece of ordure - let him make his gold commercially if he can, and not by robbing the taxpayer.
Simmonds typifies the wholly self-interested sort of career politician who enters Parliament only to enrich and empower himself. We're all well rid of him.
With the loss of both Simmonds and Warsi, an incompetent drug who screwed up everything she touched, the Parliamentary Tories have just become marginally better. So c'mon, lets have more of a clear-out of the tossers, the useless wasters, the EUphiles, the careerists, the thieves and the evaders of justice. The broom is hardly yet inside the door of this Augean stable.