The news that Phil Woolas is no longer an MP seems to have stirred up the media and blogosphere alike and I can but wonder why.
Yes, Woolas did wrong and deserves to be punished and those MPs who have climbed on the 'bandwagon' need to look around them. There are still in the House of Commons MPs who are also guilty of disregard for our political system and its procedures (expenses). The fact that they may have 'repaid' part of what they stole from the British taxpayer is neither here nor there.
Phil Woolas has been punished as he brought his position as a candidate and subsequently an MP into disrepute. Is that not what those MPs who abused the British taxpayer did - brought their position as an MP into disrepute? So why are they still there?
Those that wish to be called 'Honourable' need to act in an honourable manner, or face the consequences!