The five things you need to know on Monday 9 December... 1) IDS, IN DEEP SHAMBLES In his own semi-shambolic response to the
The five things you need to know on Sunday 8 September... 1) CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY IN WESTMINSTER Our elected politicians
MPs on the Commons standards committee have criticised plans to change the way MPs are allowed to claim expenses for taxis
A minister's wife has indignantly defended her right to be employed by her husband on a £35,000 taxpayer-funded salary. Eve
Nadine Dorries has implied the Conservative Party conspired with the parliamentary expenses watchdog in order to prevent
The appropriateness of giving MPs a £6000 pay rise at a time of economic stagnation and when a lot of people, especially those in the public sector, are really suffering, will understandably dominate the headlines.
Imagine the public uproar if you accepted a 10% increase a few weeks after a lot of you of you hear-heared in a 1% cap on public sector pay rises. Well fear not, public servants of Britain. I have come up with an innovative solution which will not only rescue you from this awkward quandary, it'll guarantee you re-election and it's essentially altruistic...
A Tory MP who needed a wheelchair after a skiing accident has criticised the parliamentary expenses watchdog for refusing
The five things you need to know on Thursday 11 July 2013... 1) ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? COME OFF IT Whether or not you agree
The idea that IPSA is floating, pushing out there, running up the pole to see which way the wind is blowing, is not just how much an MP should get for their duties, but also why they should get it. If you have not heard the argument yet, then you may wish to sit down and grip on to something firm.
The five things you need to know on Sunday 7 July 2013... 1) MEND THE UNION LINK, DON'T END IT Forget Andy Murray, it's a
Refusing to give MPs a pay rise will result in politicians stealing money, the Commons watchdog has suggested. MPs must have
Restricting MPs pay to its current level will result in a House of Commons made up only of rich people who can afford to
The ten things you need to know on Monday 1 July 2013... 1) WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, PART 254 Who says Ipsa has it in
In the aftermath of the MPs’ expenses scandal, few politicians were brave enough to question the need for a change. But now
Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has complained of being the most "hounded" MP in Westminster after it emerged she faces a
Nadine Dorries is to be investigated by the parliamentary standards commissioner over payments for her appearance on I'm
A Conservative MP is being sued by the expenses watchdog after refusing to repay profits on his taxpayer-funded home. Stewart
The five things you need to know on Friday 1 March 2013... 1) NICK IS SAFE. DAVE ISN'T. What does it take to beat the Lib
A Tory MP has apologised after writing offensive notes to staff processing his expenses claims. The Independent Parliamentary