Along with 99% of the population I've been less than impressed with the latest MP scandal of over-rated expense claims.
But my failing trust in our blighted leaders was replaced with hearty (and a little cruel) laughter at the list produced by The Sun of all MPs who had been caught with their little fat fingers in the sweetie tin. (I add an aside here that yes, I do read The Sun online - it makes for an entertaining five minutes!)
And where were my chortles directed? At the bold statement that John Prescott had claimed amongst other things, two broken toilet seats.
It's good to see it's not just the economy straining under the pressure.