The Jacqui Smith "second home" farrago once again highlights the ludicrous mismanagement of MP's allowances (especially the second homes allowance), as did the revelations about the Wintertons some time ago.
But I do wonder whether our learned friends might be currently poring over this article by Peter Oborne which includes the words:
She is claiming tens of thousands of pounds to which she is not entitled. In doing so, the Home Secretary is surely behaving no better than a common thief.
Oborne then rather demolishes any defence he might have with this line:
It's all legal - after all it's MPs who make the laws - and approved by the Commons authorities.