Public faith in police is far higher than in politicians

Whinge at the Independent after they printed a leader claiming that after plebgate, the public had lost faith in the police:

You may be right that public faith in the police has been tested by “plebgate” (though nothing like the degree to which our patience has been tested).

However, since public faith in politicians is far far lower than in the police, we’re still giving the benefit of the doubt to the police.

It will take more than the claims of sleaze-ridden, expenses-fiddling, bandwagon-jumping politicians to shake our belief in the police, I assure you.

For some reason, they felt the need to remove “expenses-fiddling” before printing it, though! :