It is all very well trying to whip up a storm of controversy over the spending habits of Shropshire’s MPs, when they have a serious case to answer.
They are, after all, spending taxpayers’ hard earned money, and are only too well aware these days that they have to be transparent, and accountable.
But today’s report from the anti-cuts group, Shropshire Fights Back, smacks slightly of opportunist headline-grabbing which is telling only one side of a very two-sided story.
You cannot help feeling that our MPs are still suffering from the stigma of the wide-ranging expenses scandal which tore through parliament a couple of years back.
On that occasion, with a few very minor exceptions, those representing our county in the Commons were found to be blameless, and in many instances held up as examples for others to follow.
Today, Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski finds himself defending the fact he has been travelling first class on the train to London.
What protesters fail to point out is that, because he booked his ticket in advance, it cost considerably less than a same-day standard class fare.
As anyone who has travelled on the train to London recently will be only too aware, when a person has important work to be done while on the move, a seat in the first class cabin is often the only guarantee of a suitable environment, not to mention a decent wi-fi internet connection.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority says MPs can only claim for a first class ticket when it is cheaper than a standard open fare; in which case, Mr Kawczynski appears to have done nothing wrong.
It is good for us to know that there are groups of taxpayers vigilantly keeping an eye on how the public purse is being spent.
But, for the sake of their credibility, they need to pick their fights rather more carefully.