Former Home Secretary Jacui Smith is under fire for using two prisoners as skivvys in her home.
The pair were supposed to be doing community work, but Ms Smith - who's expenses bill famously included her husbands porn and even an 88p bath plug - smelt a deal and had them painting awy. An inquiry is underway - BBC link.
Clearly missing the point of community work (ie clearing out the gardens of elderly and infirm people), Ms Smith said on LBC: 'Well, just to set, I hope, the record a little bit straight, these are guys that were working with a local community organisation. They do a whole range of odd jobs and working in the local community.'
If only New 'Labour' had had the same same eye for a deal... maybe we wouldn't be stretched to breaking point right now.