This may require some slight explanation.
Following the Daily Telegraph's anti-democratic decision to whip up a spurious media frenzy by publishing our penurious public servants' modest expense claims – an offence which can only tend to deliver us into the hands of jacksuited fascist ratbags! – some of our weaker thinkers have fallen for the bait, and even raised vainglorious questions about just how paying for the permanent attendance of fifteen Finnish strippers clad only in baby oil and the ground-up dust of the Koh-i-Noor can be 'justified' as an essential expense of their Parliamentary duties.
Not I! For how should I know my Masters' jobs better than they? I, for one, am content to leave such matters to the duly qualified
But have I grown angry at this flagrant disrespect for those very great Members, who serve Britain hard and tirelessly as prize bulls every day of their lives? I have not. Rather, I present you with the headline in all its shamelessly preposterous accusation.
EXPENSES: OUTRAGE AS MPs STILL IN SELF DENIAL
I do not think those words mean what the Standard thinks they mean.
Worse, somebody actually got paid for picking them.
And still nobody buys mine?!