THE GUARDIAN is tying itself in knots trying to defend the Coalition of the Unwholesome. Half-million pounds of charitable pounds a year editor, Alan Arsebridger, is busy coining a new phrasaeology for rich people's theft; in an editorial denouncing the grubby little prat's thieving, he laments the tragedy of David Laws being found-out and forced from his promising axeman career; what arseholes these people are.
Trust me, I am a smirking, Hampstead hypocrite. And very rich. Thanks to all the poor people.
A personal error of judgement: Fraud
A personal tragedy: Getting off with something which would see an ordinary person jailed.
Resignation was too high a price to pay. It should have been overlooked
It will be harder for both parties without him. He is a fucking embarrassment.
A troubling verdict for a healthy democracy. The people know too much.
If he had not been an MP, none of this would have caused a problem, since he had done nothing wrong. Fiddling forty grand of housing benefit is not wrong when rich people do it.
The problem arises because Mr Laws is an MP, and because his legitimate privacy was apparently incompatible with the rules of parliamentary financial accountability. Who he is knobbing is the important thing, here.