Eric Illsley faces expulsion over expenses fraudJanuary 12, 2011 Tim WorstallPolitics7 CommentsLook on the bright side. At least we know now that one of them really is a crook rather than just suspecting that all of them are. previousThe spy who shagged menextUS municipal bond crisis 7 thoughts on “Eric Illsley faces expulsion over expenses fraud” The Remittance Man January 12, 2011 at 9:41 am With Chaytor already sentenced, if Illsley gets banged up, here are some interesting statistics with which to play: Probability that a Brit is in gaol: 0.15% Probability that a politician is in gaol: 0.30% or twice the average rate. Probability of a Labour politician elected to the Commons in 2005 being in gaol: 0.57% (nearly four times the national average) What the true rate should be is anyone’s guess. Makes one think, no? Surreptitious Evil January 12, 2011 at 10:17 am I’m afraid, RM, that you are grossly underestimating the number of politicians by concentrating purely on MPs … JuliaM January 12, 2011 at 10:59 am Yup, need to add in all the council crooks as well. Marksany January 12, 2011 at 11:11 am I think they are only going to put a tiny sample in jail. I think the flippers and property developers are just as immoral (e.g., the Balls, the Wintertons, Uddin) pete January 12, 2011 at 11:42 am “I think they are only going to put a tiny sample in jail” Didn’t realise the Speaker of the House was in the frame for anything. Well, the current one anyway. Times we live in, eh? The Remittance Man January 12, 2011 at 11:55 am SE, Okay, so you can scratch the second one, but number 3 still stands scrutiny. Simon Jester January 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm “At least we know now that one of them really is a crook rather than just suspecting that all of them are.” Surely these two propositions are not mutually exclusive? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.