Among the vast number of British people who are somewhat surprised to see the disgraced MP David Laws back in government is David’s own father, Tony Laws. Laws jnr was kicked out, if you remember, for having pocketed a very large amount of money in expenses as a consequence of lying through his teeth. David explained that the reason he had not been more honest is that he was a deeply private person in a very real sense and did not wish to reveal that he was in a gay relationship: the money he thus acquired was simply an unfortunate by-product of this perfectly reasonable wish not to tell people stuff. I may try this one out on the Inland Revenue next April.
Anyway, David is now an education minister, but his dad thinks he is lucky not to be in prison and shouldn’t have been brought back into government so quickly, and that he was a strange secretive little boy who hasn’t spoken to his old dad for more than ten years. Tony Laws seems to feel about as fond towards David as I do; but still, he’s right on this issue, isn’t he?Tags: Coalition, Corruption, David Laws, MPs' expenses