Beckett's Ceausescu Moment
We're forced to eat out at restaurants, says Beckett | News
Mrs Beckett was booed on TV as she tried to defend claiming £72,000 for a second home in Derbyshire, while living in a Whitehall grace-and-favour residence. She also earned income by renting out a flat in the capital.
Audience members on Question Time branded it a “scandal” and heckled the minister when she refused to pay back the taxpayers' money.
Political experts were stunned by the hostility towards MPs, who had to fend off accusations that those fiddling expenses are no better than benefit cheats.
"Political experts were stunned" and that is the problem with mainstream political reporting, they are all eating from the same trough.