It never fails to amaze me that Tories preach low-cost government except when it comes to their expenses. Not that any party is immune to dunderheads claiming scraps on the flawed logic that each of these small expenses mount up over a year. How much is a bad headline worth? I'm sure it's a hell of a lot more than these so called 'expenses'. I'm far less wealthy than any of these Tories yet it would never occur to me to claim pence, even if I were able. I notice that Ian Duncan Smith had his official credit card suspended after he'd maxed it out on expenses. Baffles me. We're all in it together, apparently, but as Orwell might have phrased it, some of us are more in it than others.