SENIOR MPs leaving seats at the top of powerful Commons committees then riding first class on the commercial gravy train raises further serious questions about mixing politics with commerce.
The merest hint of a conflict of interest, however loud the denials, is another dent in the public's confidence in Parliament.
You can wander into any pub in the land and hear drinkers grumbling that all politicians are in it for themselves.
That's not true, of course. But the revolving door from politics to fat pay packets is an issue in search of an answer. Our elected representatives must be above suspicion.