This could’ve been a Jeremiad.A lengthy and detailed recapitulation of the innate and manifest corrupt nature of bourgeois democratic politics and its elected representatives. Parliamentary expenses ,for instance ,comes to mind as it probably does for most of us. So when two former Foreign Secretaries , Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind, ( both leading figures in their respective versions of the intrinsically same ideology ) are caught out in an undercover media investigation into influence peddling ;up go the proverbial balloons. Venality ,greed ,hubris ,careerism ,self-aggrandisement are the traits most commonly found amongst the genus british member of parliament . Jack and Malcolm happen also to have been successfully snared for being stupid. The entirety of the House of Commons and House of Lords are in any event,one huge stinking cesspit populated exclusively by liars,cheats,thieves,rogues,vagabonds and chancers . And the occasional idiot such as Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind. Pseudo-moral panic ensues . Yaawwwwnnn !