Is it just me or are other people annoyed at the total two faced and downright hypocritical attitude of this Government. If memory serves me right, "New labour" took power from the conservatives while the economy was the strongest it had been for many a year, but somehow managed to grab hold of the reigns of power because an all to easily convinced public were scared in to believing by the press AND THE OPPOSITION that cabinet ministers private lives couldn't possibly not effect their duties in office and as such, because a few affairs were uncovered, the Conservatives were deemed unfit to govern. Tony Blair two days ago (referring to the David Blunkett affair,... if you'll pardon the pun) "Cabinet ministers must be entitled to keep their private lives private, and what they do in their private lives doesn't necessarily have an effect on their abilities to perform their duties of government" (or words to that effect). HUH?!?!?!?!? And then yesterday it emerged that David Blunkett had also given one of his first class rail passes (tickets specifically for mp's or cabinet ministers, i'm not sure which) to someone else...and having been found out offered to pay for the journey, brushing it off as an oversight on his part as he hadn't realised the tickets are non-transferrable. (Yeah Right!) I know this is on a much larger scale but if that rule works for him then surely Ronnie Biggs could have saved himself a life in exile by giving back the money he stole, claiming it to have been a mistake and an oversight, "terribly sorry chaps, here's your money back, you can't touch me now!" ER...HELLO???...DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!