Opinion: Last week an important motion on Yemen was defeated in the House of Commons. Too many Labour MPs did not support the motion by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn; some were absent and "paired" but others like Stephen Kinnock took to Twitter to explain in a series of tweets why they did not support the motion.
It has not taken long for this headline "at least 60 dead in Yemen air strike" to hammer home what that defeated motion means in real terms.
But what a very different vote Monday when it came to Keith Vaz.
Keith Vaz was forced to "quit as chair of home affairs committee over claims he paid for rent boys and offered to buy them drugs."
That is part of a Daily Mail report but just about sums up a sorry state of affairs. That report continues:
More than 150 Tory MPs approved Keith Vaz's appointment to a committee overseeing Britain's justice system despite the Labour MP facing a police probe into claims he paid rent boys for sex.
So here is the thing in my opinion.
Currently an estimated 8,000 people are suspended from the Labour Party for social media activity. That activity may be real, perceived, fake, abusive, silly, funny and or much more.
But it is not criminal or the police would be involved.
Yet a man with serious allegations hanging over him has wide ranging support in the House of Commons for what appears to me a highly inappropriate role.
The Daily Mirror broke the Keith Vaz story in early September reporting:
Today we can reveal the Labour statesman, a married father of two, is leading a double life paying young male escorts for sex?
This Labour Party supporter and member is angry and appalled.
Little wonder many ordinary people in the UK hate the so-called political class and think they are all the same.
If only MPs had put the same effort into the Yemen motion.
Perhaps part of the problem is Mr Vaz is not such a 'rare' individual in Westminster and it is more about closing ranks.
Whatever the truth people will draw their own conclusions and one will be they are hypocrites.