Remember all that sanctimonious crap from New Labour about Tory trougher Derek Conway?
In January 2008 we found out that Derek employed his son, a full-time student at Newcastle University, as a political researcher. However, his wages were paid from public funds. Unfortunately for Derek, there was no record of his son actually doing any work to merit his salary.
New Labour frothed at the mouth, demanding action. David Cameron was in an obliging mood and withdrew the whip from Mr. Conway, effectively expelling him from the Conservative party.
Thanks to the Telegraph, we find out that hundreds of MPs were engaged in activities at least as shameful as Derek's attempt to pass on his family responsibilities onto the state. However, the righteous New Labour anger is muted. Likewise, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have bit their collective tongues.
The House of Hypocrites is strangely silent.