Imagine being 36-years-old and finding you are now earning £74,962 a year, with expenses to claim on top of that. Considering many millennials born in between 1981-2000 would dream of a salary like that, it can't be easy to part with that sort of money once you are on it. After all, SNP MP Mhairi Black joked when she first got elected in 2015 that she was the only under-25-year-old then chancellor, George Osborne, was paying more than £21,000-a-year in housing benefit to in relation to his housing benefit cap at the time.

He is too much of a coward to resign

Jared O'Mara, the Labour candidate who unexpectedly beat former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, during this year's general election, is on that sort of money. There are calls for him to resign. One Facebook post I read from a constituent of Mr. O'Mara's said: "If only we had the power to recall MPs and replace them with a candidate who deserves to represent Sheffield Hallam." Yes, if only. After all, that was one sound idea the Liberal Democrats produced when they jumped into bed with the Tories in 2010, but sadly it did not become a reality. One cannot expect turkeys to vote for Christmas. In the case of the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, that is the only way his constituents can remove him.

He has disgraced Sheffield Hallam and the privilege of serving as an MP, but he is too much of a coward to resign. There is no way a 36-year-old would realistically want to part with that sort of salary and his behaviour over the years shows he has no honour.

To risk his party and his constituency knowing that shows how morally bankrupt he is

Mr. O'Mara probably feels apologising to his colleagues, being suspended from the Labour Party, having the Labour whip removed from him and having his remarks investigated is punishment enough. He possibly feels resigning from the Women and Equalities Committee was the "right" thing to do.

But if he had any sense of decency, he would not have stood as an MP in the first place. Nothing can be deleted from the internet and to risk his party and constituency knowing that shows how morally bankrupt he is.

He should be truly ashamed. But because there is no mechanism for his constituents to remove him, they are possibly stuck with him until 2022. Now that the Liberal Democrats have lost one of their safest seats and with the Tories in third place at Sheffield Hallam, there is always the chance his constituents will just re-elect him anyway.

The people of Sheffield Hallam deserve better. If this was a Conservative or UKIP candidate who made these remarks, or Donald Trump, there would be more outrage.

But when it's one of Labour's own, you have the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, calling his transformation over the years and his journey towards tolerance since the 2000s "brave." This represents the lack of depth Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet have. The left are truly the worst hypocrites in politics. The right don't pretend to be perfect and are rightly condemned when they behave outrageously, but because of the left's values, it is okay for them to conduct themselves that way, because "there must be a good reason behind it."

The media is too soft on socialists generally.