The BBC lawyers wouldn't let us talk about this on the Nolan Show paper review last night. I'm less squeamish.
The Telegraph's lead front page article concerns the expenses of former Labour MP Frank Cook. They accuse him of claiming (twice over!) for goods bought in the United States by his Laotian wife Pricess Somsangouane Baldinger, who lives there. They also reveal that he has been asked to repay £1,444.09 claimed in 2007-8.
All grist for the mill. Some may wonder whether this story would have been on the front page had Mr Cook not instigated court proceedings against the Telegraph for their previous story concerning him, when they accused him of submitting a £5 claim for a donation made at a church service to commemorate the Battle of Britain. If he did indeed do that, he deserves all the opprobrium that can be heaped upon him.
One thing this shows is that if anyone thinks the expenses scandal is behind us, they should think again.