MPs Four Times More Likely toCommit Fraud Than Benefit Claimants mdi-fullscreen
According to the National Audit Office 1 in 2585 benefits claimants were successfully prosecuted or cautioned for benefit fraud in 2006-07.* Whereas for MPs the numbers so far identified are (after Conway), 1 in 646 parliamentary expense claimants. Four times as high…

Is it any wonder that the latest Populus poll has 73% of the population viewing all politicians as equally sleazy, with 14% thinking Brown’s government is more sleazy than the Major government. Dave is sufficiently worried about the sleaze issue re-surfacing that he has summoned Tory MPs to an emergency meeting of the parliamentary party.

This definition is doing the rounds at the moment:

Politics pol·i·tics, pronunciation: ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
Greek politika, from neuter plural of politikos political. From poli meaning many and tics which means blood sucking grubs.

Which seems correct to Guido…

*via Chris Dillow.

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