A Conservative MP Said that his 16-month "ordeal" involving the parliamentary expenses watchdog was over. The Independent
Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 16 February 2014... 1) 'SLEEPWALKING INTO A NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS
If MPs are against the pay increase, they can stop it; after all, they set up IPSA in the first place. If they're not, and I suspect many of them actually tacitly support getting more money (and on a human level, wouldn't you?), they need to say so. And they need to justify it. Needing to do so could be the best stimulus for reform of how money is influencing politics at the moment.
Today the government launched its most recent benefit fraud campaign. They've had these before and it's unclear what effect they had. Did they result in more calls to the benefit fraud hotline? Does more calls mean more detection of fraud, or more unnecessary fraud investigations?
It was the tabloid's reaction, along with senior Tory MPs, to Vince Cable's evocation of Enoch Powell in bemoaning the current immigration panic that was inconsistent and fragmented- both accepting the negative connotations of Powell, while pursuing his modern equivalent. It also showed why Denis MacShane will be missed in public office...
Disgraced former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been sentenced to six months at the Old Bailey after admitting making
A peer jailed for expenses fraud has defended regularly "clocking in" to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance despite
Peers have been told to back measures that would allow expenses cheats to be banned from claiming allowances once they return
David Cameron is guilty of engaging in "yah boo" politics for criticising plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise, the chairman
I am happy to pay an extra £7,600 to our politicians, indeed I would jump at the chance, but only on the condition that MPs double their efforts to enter the twenty first century and inject new life into our local democracies.