Jacquiii; A Politician for Our Age
Jacqui Smith is a symptom of our consensus of cowardice - Telegraph
It is a measure of our cynicism about politicians and our archaeologically low expectations of them that there should have been so little outrage about the expenses of Jacqui Smith, our Home Secretary. There is no suggestion that Miss Smith has broken any law, or even rule. It was not that long ago when such behaviour – very much within the letter of the law, but far from within its spirit – would have been condemned and those responsible would have been hounded out of Parliament for it. Now, a great officer of state and other MPs can indulge in it. With all the resignation imposed upon us by experience we shrug our shoulders, and the MPs
carry on pretending they are fit to rule us.
No suggestion at all that the fat faced porker has been filling her fat face illegally at the taxpayer's trough, oh no.