Spotlight moves to MPs’ mortgage interest payments

When MPs returned to Westminster last week following their summer recess, one could have been forgiven for thinking that they had never been away. The expenses scandal that dominated the headlines in July and August was back in the news, and by the w

17th October, 2009

When MPs returned to Westminster last week following their summer recess, one could have been forgiven for thinking that they had never been away. The expenses scandal that dominated the headlines in July and August was back in the news, and by the weekend, yet another MP had fallen on his sword.

Political pundits described the scene as akin to ‘‘schoolchildren awaiting their A-level results’’, as MPs gathered to receive their letters from Sir Thomas...

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