Private Eye's number crunching piece this week highlights the age-old adage of one law for the rich, another for the poor.
Disgraced government minister David Laws defrauded the state of £40,000 in payments to his partner without declaring their relationship. He was not charged, he was not asked to pay back the money.
Contrast that with a woman in Stoke on Trent who defrauded the state of £42,000 by not declaring that her partner was earning while she was on benefits. She received an 18-month jail sentence.