HANG THE BASTARD!
The bastard in this instance being Frank Cook MP. Actually, I quite like him, and this obviously isn't a story. His reasoning was sound and it's nowhere near as bad as the MPs who claim for Remembrance Day wreaths.
However, the reason for this thread is that the man needs to be taken to task. No MP should be allowed to get away with wearing a leather waistcoat: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2009/05/frank-cook-the-mp-for-stockton-north-today-apologised-for-claiming-5-on-expenses-for-a-church-donati.html