I'm not going to go into the rights and wrongs of Jacqui Smiths expenses. It is plain to everyone that her attitude stinks. All I will say is this. If the political classes want to restore the trust of the public, they should file their expense accounts on a public domain so we can see exactly what they are claiming to the last penny. It is reported that David Cameron told the members of the public that he wouldn't touch the story, but that they should go to the Daily Mail. Cameron has missed a great opportunity to take the high ground. If he proposes a new era of honesty and openness, he'd have been onto a winner.
If he becomes PM, how long before his cowardice now comes back to haunt him?