But Billothewisp wishes to go against the grain on the current outrage against David Laws.
In recent history we have all been confronted by the crimes of the corrupt members of our ruling elite .
You may remember, within the ranks of the cognoscenti there have been “accidental” claims for non existent mortgages, claims for the rental of porno movies (no doubt for educational reasons) and the flip-flopping of houses for considerable gain..
If I remember correctly some of our Great and Good are facing criminal charges over these travesties.
Now David Laws has been forced to resign over paying £40,000 in rent to his boyfriend.
Admittedly, on the surface that looks pretty bad. Especially when we have all been conditioned to provide a knee jerk reaction to such claims by the crooked goings on in the last parliament.
But look a little deeper. This claim for £40,000 spans eight years. So that is about £400 (ish) a month.
Try renting a bedsit in London for £400 a month. You will probably fail .
So, David laws is homosexual (who cares?). He pays his lover a fair rent for staying in London. What is wrong with that?
You know. Seriously!
I don't even really like the Liberal Democrats.
But we supposedly live in a (wishful thinking here) libertarian Democracy.
If David laws chooses to be homosexual that is his decision and none of our business. If he chooses to pay his lover a fair market rate rent rather than living in a crummy bedsit, then that is his decision and not yours or mine.
Further more, by sacking David Laws for a non-crime we lose a capable administrator, all be it a Liberal-Democrat one (but then again, we all have our faults)
We need to make sure that our justified outrage at criminals lining their pockets does not turn into a witch hunt against everyone who simply does not fit the mould.