Parliamentary expenses body IPSA citing commercial confidentiality to avoid declaring the rent on its new Millbank headquarters has yellow-jacketed MP Bob Russell foaming at the mouth: “So the organisation which requires MPs to give in great detail what operating costs they incur in terms of office rents and stationery is not required to tell the public […]

UPDATE: Known as “bothing”, apparently this is an arcane and unofficial way to register an abstention exercised by a dwindling number of MPs. Public Whip has a full list, although this practice is apparently news to some members as well as Scrapbook! Further details are available under the heading “absention” on the Commons divisions factsheet. […]