Continuing its run of exposures on MPS expense claims, The Daily Telegraph reports this evening that Alastair Darling MP was making claims for two London homes during the second half of 2007 when he became Chancellor of the Exchequer.
There is a lot of talk at present about a major government reshuffle after the widely anticipated Labour party disaster in this week’s upcoming local and European elections. Darling’s name has been repeatedly mentioned as a likely victim of any changes. This Telegraph story looks rather like the final straw for the man in charge of the national finances.
Certainly, you wonder how The Prime Minister’s recently soundbitten conscience will react to this news.
Speaking on the BBC Andrew Marr Show he said: What I have seen offends my Presbyterian conscience. What I have seen is something that is appalling. I did not expect to see instances where there are clear cases which maybe have to be answered to for fraud.
Quote copied from The Birmingham Post.