Dizzy's story HERE illustrates perfectly the reason why if you want to know what goes on in parliament you're often better off reading his blog than a national newspaper. The Telegraph has trumpeted the fact that greedy, thieving MPs have just awarded themselves a new allowance of £9k a year. Except that they haven't. It was done in January, way before the expenses scandal took off.
The BBC has fallen in line and reported the Telegraph story as gospel. The fact of the matter is it was decided on in January and was in the March edition of the Green Book. It's still a story, but at least four - if not seven - months late.