Apologies. prosecutions aside, moat-maintenance and duck lodgings are what swing it for me!
Neither of which have been deemed to be illegal it seems.
I don't really want to get into this but there are two points which simultaneously amuse and infuriate me about the expenses "scandal":
Firstly, the idea that all those people "outraged" by MPs' expenses claims wouldn't have done exactly the same thing in their position is ludicrous. I'd say at least 90% of the public, upon receiving a phone call from their employer asking "Do you realise you haven't claimed sufficient expenses this month? You should claim for this, this, this and this.", would have replied, "Oh right, ok, cheers" and ticked the box.
. Absolutely brilliant, the body being set up to oversee MPs' expenses is going to cost 6 times the amount that MPs were asked to pay back. So if nobody had said anything, the taxpayer would actually have been better off letting MPs trough to their hearts' content!
Your opinions are unusual and I dare say unpopular, but I agree with you completely.