‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone'. This good advice could be applied to our politicians.
The co-leader of the Green Party, Metiria Turei, has admitted benefit fraud and is prepared to pay back what she wrongly claimed.
The leader of the National Party and current Prime Minister, Bill English, has admitted by actions (he repaid it) wrongly claiming Parliamentary House allowances totalling $32,000.
It would appear than none of us are without sin. I know motive does not excuse behaviour. If we examine the motives behind the two fraudulent claims, I believe one was survival, the other greed. You can make up your own mind.
P Dolden, Papamoa.