Indian parliamentarians will find the British expense scandal amounts amusing. British is making lot of fuss about such low amounts.
My conspiracy theory tells me that this is the way Business leaders get back at Political leaders. Politicians were acting like angels when they attacked business leaders on their bonuses, which is also legal. Now business leaders are getting back at political leaders on their expenses, which is also legal. Soon they will have a truce and continue to swindle money.
I think the law is to be blamed for expense scandal and bonus scam. If the law allows expenses without setting a limit, then you cannot blame someone for milking it to extreme.
This fight also shows evils of Communism (state control, more political power) and Capitalism (less state control, more business power with business leaders).