What is there new to say on the MPs' expenses scandal. I read the Telegraph this morning with an increasing sense of bewilderment. Barbara Follett's £25k security man takes some beating for its shamelessness, but I think she is just about beaten by Margaret Moran (pic), the MP for Luton South. The troughing disgrace of an MP switched her second home to a holiday home - yes, a holiday home - 100 miles from her constituency and nowhere near Westminster. Within days she was trousering £22k of your money to pay for a dry rot problem. What kind of sick mind thinks it is OK for the taxpayer to fund an MP's holiday home. And what kind of idiotic rules allowed her to do it?
Nigel Huddleston is Moran's Tory opponent and has been quick to condemn her on his website. He'd better win. This woman has no place in our Parliament. I spoke on a panel with her last year and was hugely underwhelmed. The panel was supposed to discuss the use of technology in politics, yet she could speak about nothing else except violence towards women. I thought then that she was possibly the lowest grade MP I had met in years, but I didn't realise she was also among the sleaziest.
Her website has the caption: "Making Luton South a Better Place to Live". Ignoring the grammatical error in that, frankly, her only interest is making her holiday home a better place to live in.