I bet that if I was due in court, I would be turned down. At least The conservative peer hasn't claimed for aid. Yet.
Three politicians accused of fiddling their expenses have won a bid to get the public to pick up their legal bill.
Court officials confirmed that the trio of Labour MPs will receive taxpayer-funded legal aid.
David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine are due to go on trial later this year accused of theft by false accounting.
They are accused of stealing almost £60,000 in allowances through false mortgage applications, rent claims and invoices for services.