Opposition leader under inquisition

The leader of the Progressive Penguin Party, Jackson Echo Turmoil – known universally as JET – is to face an enquiry by the Parliamentary Ombudsman for Naughty Goings-On. It has been alleged by Piebald Crock, an investigative journalist for the Groinyard newspaper that JET used his MP’s office expenses to pay his secretary to be his wife. Allegations of nepotism and mis-use of tax-payer’s money for non-parliamentary functions are being levelled. JET argues he did nothing wrong and welcomes an enquiry, saying that a reliable and dutiful wife was essential to any party leader and was therefore an essential part of his job. Coming so soon after his recent leadership challenge by Frederick Underhill King (dubbed FUK by the media) this can only weaken JET’s position.