This is a guy who, secure in the knowledge that he won't be affected, was preparing to shut down services and throw hundreds of thousands of people onto the dole. That is a much greater crime than breaking the rules to pay his 'partner' £40,000, It is not only socially wrong it is economically wrong and also morally wrong. Lets be clear about this - David Laws is not a good guy. Like Cameron and Osbourne, both wealthy individuals, he is a bad guy who is happy to make the poor pay for the excesses of the rich.
What has happened recently is a continuation of the con which started with the 'credit crunch'. We have been told that the deficit is all the fault of Gordon Brown. Not so - it is the fault of the casino capitalists as Lord Turner admitted. We are still being screwed as hard as ever and being made to pay with our jobs and houses. The Cameron-Clegg economic strategy - cut deep and fast - risks plunging us into a new recession and, at the very least, years of stagnation and economic misery. There is no money left in the system for a bail out if a further crash is precipitated by the sovereign debt crisis and the bad debt swirling around in the commercial property market. Lets not fall into the trap of thinking that these people are decent human beings - they are bastards.