Before I start I will admit that I take a personal dislike to George Osborne. I find him to be unpleasant and where his attacks on Gordon Brown are concerned, just plain nasty.
So I am trying not to crow over his current misfortune because it would equally be unpleasant of me if nothing else. It may also be that he is totally innocent, but I find it unsurprising in a sad but cynical way that so far, no Tory blogger has really mentioned this issue whereas at the first whiff of such a scandal on the Labour side, they are quick to post a blog entry on the subject.
I hope, for the sake of all politicians, that Hain and Osborne are as pure as the driven snow and are just plain naive with money and are proven to be so, but yet again I am feeling depressed. Not just about what has happened, but also because of the knee-jerk and hypocritical reactions all of us involved in politics are inclined to make. In other words if it is an opposing political party give them a public lynching and hope that the mud spreads across the Party concerned and if it's your own, duff' em up in a back alley and hope no one notices so as to protect your own reputation.