‘Amess’ sums it up

RECENTLY the ex-Government chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, swore at a policeman in front of witnesses and called him a pleb.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, boarded a train with a second class ticket and immediately sat in the first class compartment.

A Tory MP, David Amess, claimed more than £8,000 to stay in London hotels in the past year, despite owning a home in the capital and receiving taxpayers’ cash to rent another. His constituency home is only 40 miles from London.

His surname just about sums up this present Tory-run Government.

Yet he had done nothing wrong under Parliamentary rules.

An unemployed worker, desperate for a job, but who can’t get one because there are 2.5m people out of work, is caught fiddling while trying to earn extra money to put food on the table for his family.

His benefits get stopped and he is brought to court and fined.

Under this “we’re all in it together” Eton-led Government the old saying still prevails.

There’s one law for the rich and another for the poor.

Peter McClure,

Mountbatten Close,

Hartlepool.