One of the books in me is The Aborted Politician, a look at those people who created an embryonic political career and contested a parliamentary seat and then – for whatever reason – did not pursue politics any further.
I’ve tried to resist, I really have. But I can’t help but post on Jacqui Smith submitting a claim for her husband’s porn. But it’s just too good a story to let pass by. And it isn’t just a case of taking the high moral ground, although I did oppose the government’s attempt to conceal MPs’ expenses. Nor is it a case of believing that MPs’ should wear hair-shirts.