Benefit fraud is wrong end of, the same could be said for politicians who fail to declare their income.
But there is a difference, if your a politician and you fail to declare £54,000 in additional earnings you get to stand up in parliament and say sorry I forgot, they have that much money they can forget £54,000 in earnings. But if you try to rip off the Government well its a bit different.
There are lose who are pulling a fast one and there are those who genuinely make mistakes with benefits and there are the many who have ended up in dire straights because of government overpayments and incompetence.
It’s not that long ago that we witnessed the expenses scandal and it was all supposed to be cleaned up, really. Boris Johnstone did not forget £54,000 he just didn’t declare and he gets to say sorry. The politicians plan on a different course of action for those who may try to rip off benefits,
As I said benefit fraud is wrong, it’s taking from those who need it most but the rules and standards need to be seen to be the same. Boris Johnstone maybe isn’t involved in fraud but if you or me didn’t declare £54,000 and claimed benefits we would face jail, he gets to say sorry. That is not good enough.