Despite his progressive positions in many areas, David Cameron is bidding to become the most identifiably upper-class Prime Minister for more than 40 years.
When you compare what the British general public think are acceptable costs to run a home with the MP expenses for their second home, it's no surprise that MPs are seen as money-grubbing.
Foreign observers shy away -- with good cause -- from the US's creaky, dysfunctional electoral process. But the British example serves to remind us that primaries are also well-known in Europe.
With public trust in politicians at an all-time low, being an incumbent MP in Britain will be a huge liability in the next election, says Michael Brown.
Politicians are using the News of the World phone-hacking scandal as a chance to hit back at journalists for the MP expenses scandal. Not so fast, says The Times.
The Queen's composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, is writing a comic opera about the MPs' expenses scandal that "outraged"him. And yes, it may feature duck houses and moats.
Almost 20,000 have answered The Guardian's call for a hand to sort through the 457,153 pages of British MP expense claims.