British Democracy By The Numbers

Gerald figured the best way to challenge accus...

Gerald figured the best way to challenge accusations about fiddling his second home expenses allowance was to brazen it out (Photo credit: bobfranklin)

A smart but unverified article doing the rounds on Facebook, which would be highly amusing were it not sounding a strong note of authenticity:

Can you imagine working for a company that only has a little more than 635 employees and has the following employee statistics:

  • 29 have been arrested for spousal abuse
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud
  • 9 have been accused of writing bad cheques
  • 17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted 2 businesses
  • 3 have served time for assault
  • 71 cannot get a credit card due to poor credit rating
  • 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
  • 21 are currently defendants in various lawsuits
  • 84 have been arrested for drunk-driving in the past 12 months

and collectively, in the same 12 months, have cost the British taxpayer more than £92 million in expenses.

The name of this august body of civic paragons: The House of Commons

Makes yer proud !