What a difference a day makes. After this news yesterday comes this today.

The 26 year old Camden Councillor who signed up to do a PhD in Arizona was a day ago insisting he could carry out his duties representing constituents by email while continuing to pocket the monthly £700 allowance. Looks like he has since jacked in the council lark after a torrent of criticism. Mind you it’s not only parties with the word “Democrat” in their title that seem to be trying it on in this way. A certain Republican by the name of Sarah Palin, who likes to bang on about cutting wasteful spending, billed taxpayers for “incidental expenses” incurred while spending 312 nights at home. Pix of the Sarah Palin doll that’s apparently flying off the shelves as fast as her designer specs can be seen here.