Therefore, when some commentators point to the issue of age as the explanation, I disagree in this particular case. We have many examples of ‘mature’ and seasoned politicians, who have had difficulty deciding what is reasonable and allowed, and what is not. Maybe the issue is more about a ‘political culture’, where position and power makes it easier – maybe even reasonable and normal – for you to get access to certain advantages that ordinary citizens are not in a position to get access to. This needs to be stopped and changed, because even the smallest of cases contributes to a further widening of the already huge gap of distrust between citizens and those elected to represent us.