Wordsmith March 6, 2010 Miscellaneous Trust is like a vase Wordsmith March 6, 2010 Miscellaneous 4878 trust-is-like-a-vase The reason why the MPs’ expenses story made such a splash was not because it surprised people. It was because it didn’t. The public had always known, always, that MPs were in it for themselves. This was just the “Gotcha” moment. Daniel Finkelstein, 'Westminster chatter won’t change the result' The Times.