Are we surprised?
Yesterday, the Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s final plans for the country before facing the electorate in next year’s general election, was conspicuous by one very large omission – there was no mention of any legislation relating to MP’s expenses.
Following one of the biggest political scandals of the last few years, you would think that regaining the trust of the public in politicians (should I, instead, have said gain?) would be right up there at the top of the agenda but apparently that is not the case.
Perhaps, they are hoping we will become so distracted, by experiencing the inevitable financial cuts and increased taxation we are all about to face, we will simply forget the scams and fiddling that has been so rife in the Palace of Westminster – they think they will simply carry on as if nothing happened.
Well, just like the proverbial elephants, we must send the strongest possible message that we definitely won’t ever forget!