Misinterpreting Public Anger
The media seen to have taken to the idea that we are more angry about the moats and duck islands than we are phantom mortgages. The premise being that the gulf between the wealthy Tory Grandees and the common man that their contempt of public money displays has caused a greater uproar than outright fraud.
This isn't quite true. The public are quieter about MPs 'forgetting' that they've paid their mortgage because it is so clear that a fraudulent act has occurred. The Metropolitan Police can step in and prosecute rather easily here. With the luxury purchases there is a matter of interpretation that acts as an interruption from serving justice.
Because this extra barrier exists the case must be fought that much harder. Forgone conclusions are given far less focus. The fury will come back when the fraudsters are not charged with the crimes that they have committed. Claiming for an expense where no expenditure occurred is clear as day fraud and prosecution must follow. Anything less will reveal that privilege breeds corruption in our Parliament and police.
Such a discovery I doubt the public will tolerate.