I have just heard a Sunday Politics commentator suggesting that if we pay MPs a lot more then a cash for questions type scandal would not occur. Why not? I don't know about Patrick Mercer's bank balance but it is hard to be sympathetic to the idea that MPs are poor. Moreover it is unacceptable to think that a small bank balance is a good reason to break the rules. Rich people can steal too and some would say that rich people steal more.
Bribery and corruption is not acceptable whether you are rich or poor.
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