if there is one thing which can unite Labour and Tory politicians this week, it's the hope that the Daily Telegraph doles it out to the LibDems too. And it looks as if they are not going to disappoint. Twelve LibDem MPs are being fingered by the Telegraph tomorrow. The BBC has just reported that St Ives MP Andrew George is among those featured, and that Nick Clegg has paid back £80 of phone calls which should not have been claimed.
But what strange news judgement that the BBC ignored the biggest story of all - that Sir Ming Campbell claimed £10,000 to pay an interior designer to advise on the redecoration of his London flat. And not only that. He also claimed Roman blinds worth £528.75, five cushions costing £176.25, four bedside shelves totalling £1,420, as well as tie hangers, bulbs, a laundry basket, and extension cable costing £66.90.
Five cushions for £176.25!!! What were they filled with? Dodo feathers?