|David Cameron outlines the tough love concept|
I still think the MPs are themselves to blame for a lot of the ills. Leading by example is very addictive. If those at the top of society behave badly why should those further down think they should be the only ones sticking to moral rectitude? We are very much in mote and beam territory here. The link has been made between a friend of a looter receiving a flat screen TV by way of favours and Sir Gerald Kaufman MP trying to claim on expenses for a whopping £8,865 for a television. Other MPs were trying it on in similar vein. Do two wrongs make a political right? Or is it left? If the latter, very sinister indeed!
Also Cameron was quizzed on the bankers, those cheeky chappies (and chappesses now) who see nothing wrong in gambling with other people's futures and fortunes. The fact that they are baulking at banking reforms suggests that they still want the system to suit themselves. And the moral blackmailing continues with this childish idea of them leaving the country. We should not be held ransom by the moneychangers.
We ask for footballers to set a good example but surely we should all set good examples. Not because we want to be twee types sitting like some set of pharisees in judgement over others but just because it makes sense to be honest, decent and reliable.