Julie Kirkbride has announced that she is standing down. So has Elliott Morley (How do you forget that you’ve paid off a mortgage?), and Margaret Moran (stand down or face an angry Esther Rantzen at the next election). At the risk of sounding like a punmeister there are serious questions over Cash (Yes, it’s a cheap gag because my teacup is empty). Please can we see Ed Balls given the same inquisitorial treatment?
How low can things go? How about expensing a £5 donation to a church? I wish this were some kind of sick joke but it isn’t:
Labour MP Frank Cook claimed back the cost of giving £5 to a church collection at a Battle of Britain memorial service
Regular readers will know that verbosity is something that seems inbuilt in me but even I am left stunned by this.
David Cameron has stolen yet another march on Gordon Brown by saying that he may order reselections. I’d take that as a warning that if his MPs have anything slightly dodgy about their claims and they don’t do the decent thing, they will have it done for them.