This is how I see the Elliot Morley expense claim situation:
If for some strange reason, I had a contract with my employer stating that they would pay my mortgage for me, I would be a very lucky chap. However if I continued to take my monthly mortgage payment (£16,000 for mortgage interest over 18 months) from my employer after said mortgage was paid off (and they found out) then I would be a very sacked chap - and possibly locked up for fraud.
No amount of pleading that it was down to "sloppy accounting" would get me off the hook. Morley is another MP to be added to my list of those who should sacked immediately and sent through the doors of Westminster with a toe up their arse.
UPDATE: Archbishop Cranmer asks: How should MPs address ‘dishonourable’ members?
UPDATE 2: @ 20:18 Morely is stepping down at the General Election. Not good enough - he should be going now.