For those of us interested in behaviour and language, the ghastly and demeaning Maria Miller affair also has another interesting aspect. Her activities were supposedly peer-reviewed by a committee of MPs. It comes as no surprise that the independent parliamentary watchdog doesn't think peer-review by MPs is a good idea.
Iain Duncan Smith was speaking after the independent parliamentary watchdog said MPs should "no longer mark their own homework" on ethics.
It comes after a committee of MPs overruled investigators probing Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses.
There is no real alternative to personal integrity. Peer-review is no guarantee of anything and isn't restricted to dodgy scientists.