I am perplexed by the decision of Gordon Brown to prevent the report into Shahid Malik's expenses from being published. Isn't this the man who has been saying he wants to be transparent about expenses? I cannot remember another example of someone in Sir Philip Mawer's position being gagged like this (apart from Elizabeth Filkin's experience, of course). What is the point of an independent inquirer if his work is undermined in this manner? It would be interesting to hear what Sir Philip Mawer thinks about it.
But more importantly, what is in this report which is so bad that they want to hide it?