"Any member of the public can enter the Commons or Lords gift shops, buy a gold brooch with the crowned portcullis and wear this on their lapel whenever they choose. Yet our members cannot wear the same showing their service to the House." That is because we don't KNOW that the member of the public was incompetent and ran up more debt than he could repay.
I think their employer said that they could flout any rules that violated their religious convictions, similar to the catholic institutions who want to flout rules on providing healthcare insurance to their employees.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.