Now, it's only fair that MPs have a right of appeal – but you still wonder what it will mean for the expenses saga more generally. From the public's perspective, a swathe of appeals could look like MPs resisting reform. From Parliament's perspective, it could harden the unfavourable attitude that some MPs hold towards the Legg review, and make them more resistant to further attempts at reform. This, in turn, could make it more difficult for the government to enact legislation based on the Kelly Review.
Either way, it looks like it's all going to rumble on for some time to come. You suspect that only a general election will deliver the catharsis that the situation demands.