Spotted at The Devil:
The Commons authorities argued in court earlier that MPs had a reasonable expectation that there would not be full disclosure of expenses—only their total expenses.
Is irony the right word for this?
That on the one hand the argument is that MPs have some reasonable expectation that the rules are not changed upon them, but the voters don\’t have a reasonable expectation that the same MPs won\’t change the rules upon them, re, say, a referendum on the
Constitutional Lisbon Treaty?
Or is irony not the right word, should we use something else to describe it. Chutzpah?