According to the Telegraph, MPs accused of abusing the unreformed expenses system will escape official investigation because the House of Commons authorities destroyed all records of their claims.
John Bercow is accused of covering up a new MPs' expenses scandal after tens of thousands of pieces of paperwork relating to claims made before 2010 were shredded.
There can be no investigation, we are informed, due to lack of evidence.
If the public wanted to be very very charitable it might be possible for the Home Secretary to get away with appointing a judge to look into a case where that judge was closely related to someone implicated in the investigations, and just be thought bit incompetent.
Theresa May would certainly fit that description and it is possible, I suppose, to see that in her busy life the fact that there was a sibling relationship between Mrs Butler Sloss and Michael Havers, fellow Tories, might have escaped her notice.
But having made a fool of oneself over that, at the very least, you would have thought that May might have made doubly, if not triply, sure that the next person she put up for the job had absolutely nothing, NOTHING WHATSOEVER, to do with anyone that they might be investigating.
But lo and behold a second chairwoman Mrs Woolf, has been obliged to stand down when her links with someone else who will undoubtedly be obliged to give evidence in the case became known.
To be more than fair to Tessy, neither Mrs Butler Sloss nor Mrs Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London (who apparently insisted that she was not an establishment figure) thought it might be a good idea to refuse the job on the basis of personal knowledge of people who have connections to the business in hand.
I wonder if Mr Cameron has every confidence in Mrs May?
Damned sure the rest of us don't.
Whilst I can understand that people in the establishment would rather this would all just go away, I'd like to suggest to them that they take on board that we are not all idiots and we won't let it go away, regardless of who it affects!
Alistair Darling has announced that he is to resign his Westminster seat at the end of this parliament. The probable future Lord Darling is apparently cross about the fact that he/they won the referendum and yet appear to have dismally lost the aftermath. He also appears to blame Scots for this.
I'd suggest that he might like to remember that his Project Fear won the day because, at the 11th hour, it promised what a majority of Scots had appeared to want all along... although it seems that it may have been the Daily Record which actually did most of the promising ... or as they put it...vowing.
Whatever, we were promised devo-super-max, explained by Lord Darling's arch enemy Gordon Brown, who had to come and save the day from Alistair's disastrous UKOK leadership, as "as near federalism as you can get in a state where one country is 85% of the population"....
...But, at the moment, the best that his party can do is come up with an extension to the right to add something to, or take something away from, the British level of income tax, something that we have been able to do since day one, and none of the three parties which have formed governments have ever used.
Jim Murphy, London's and the BBC's choice for the leadership of the branch office that calls itself Scottish Labour, reckons that if he becomes leader he will be the big boss!
He says that he wants to open up new revenue streams so that he isn't dependent on London for his funding in the form of a block grant.
I know it's a bit clichéd but...you really couldn't make it up.