I see that our elected representatives have something of a sense of humour, and are most assuredly taking the piss out of the electorate.
The BBC reports that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), the parliamentary body set up to police MPs' expenses, will cost £6.5M (about six times the amount MPs have been ordered to repay).
Well is seems that aside from paying its chairman, Sir Ian Kennedy, a salary of £100K it feels the need to recruit 80 staff.
Yes, I said 80!
Quite why it needs 80 staff to monitor the expense claims of 600 MPs is beyond me.
Professional well run businesses, that operate in the real world, manage to run payroll and expense departments on but a handful of staff.
Exactly how difficult can it be to monitor our elected representatives' expense claims?
Clearly our MPs are taking the piss!