With all the troughing etc going on, a private members bill that would make it illegal for MPs to deliberately deceive the public has been given a fresh breath of life
"The bill was originally presented by Adam Price MP to the House of Commons in October 2007, but ran out of time on second hearing.
After the expense scandal, the coalition want to re-introduce the Bill because the expense fraud is just a small part of a much bigger problem. Currently MPs police themselves for deception. They can’t be held to account by anyone other than themselves." Ministry of Truth