MP's Pay Back £500,000
It isn't enough.
The argument here is plain and simple, if any of us in normal jobs, had found a way to fiddle large amounts of money from our employers, upon being caught we would expect to be sacked and prosecuted. Just because MP's created the rules that made it legally ok to steal this money does not make it morally correct.
In any other job, or in fraudulently claiming benefits, such cheats would have been been facing a criminal conviction.
Many MP's have behaved in a manner that would have been criminal had it happened if they worked in call centre, IT office or hotel, just paying back the money is not acceptable, and the sight of Labour Ministers waving cheques at the television cameras has been frankly sickening.
It is even more galling to discover that whether these cheats resign from Parliament or are defeated at the election, they will also receive a large settlement package, wahey lads, double brandies all round, and don't forget to put them down as expenses.