I try to avoid blogging about politics, it is too depressing, but today I am going to break that rule.
The scandalous abuse of the MPs expenses system which has been published today in the Daily Telegraph would be disgraceful at any time, but when most people are facing the results of Brown's laissez faire regulatory system it is outrageous.
These cabinet ministers spend time manipulating the system and then claim accountancy is not their strong suit; in plain language they claim they can not add up. Are they are too busy to be honest?
If the unemployed or those on low incomes make a mistake with the complicated benefit claim forms the possibility of fraud is raised, but for these people on large salaries, it is an oversight, an error, an inconsistency, a gaffe, a miscalculation.
They should be ashamed of themselves and are clearly not fit to govern the country.
From the zeros in the Cabinet to a young hero Harvey Philips, aged 4, who lost three limbs to meningitis as a baby and has taken up ballet and by all accounts smiles all the time.
Harvey deserves a better government.
You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say and let us have done with you, in the name of God, go!
Oliver Cromwell, April 1653, repeated in the Norway debate by Leo Amery 7 May 1940
[Photo of Harvey Phillips from The Sun website]