The Austrian version of our 'snouts in the trough' goes 'Same trough, different pigs'. Demonstrating that there is a certain universality of contempt for all those who enter politics in order to enrich themselves; we've seen 'em all, the lying simpering Straws and Hoons caught on camera selling their honour, the thieves, expense bludgers, home swappers, peculators, fat-fingered mendacious scum scrabbling at the national till, placemen, cheats, frauds, swindlers and crooked chiselers. Such people make up much (but not all) of our parliament. Yes, there remain some honourable members and some do manage to see out their parliamentary career sans wealth, sinecure or fame, earning our respect and honour.
Amongst them however are not the 25 ex-coalition ministers named by the Mirror today. Nor the 50 or 100 ex Labour ministers not named by the Mirror who have done exactly the same. I'd love to kick their fat privileged egregious arses all the way down Pall Mall with my alpine mountain boots, but am going to have to content myself with piling the odium on their foul and meretricious reputations.
You are scum. We loathe you.
God, we need to reform that Augean stable.