UPDATE 10:12 – MAY DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. FOLLOW @PSBOOK FOR UPDATES Links from a number of blogs, including the acerbic Tory Bear, to yesterday’s scoop on Liberal Democrat office expenses made for record readership figures – and it doesn’t seem that Tuesday will offer much respite for Sarah Teather. Scrapbook can reveal that the Brent East MP’s telephone bills […]
Scrapbook would like to send heartfelt thanks to Sarah Teather and Brent Liberal Democrats for providing a record number of hits today. Here are the top five traffic spikes since this blog went live in July last year: Liberal Democrat lies over Sarah Teather office rent (18 January) She’s back! Expenses Tory Julie Kirkbride changes […]
UPDATED TODAY: DID TEATHER CHARGE TAXPAYER FOR PHONE CAMPAIGNING? Scrapbook blogged last week on the continuing sleaze investigation into the office expenses of Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather. The former ‘Baby of the House’ shares her taxpayer-funded constituency premises with the political campaign wing of the local party, despite parliamentary rules that outlaw sub-lets and state that “claims cannot […]
A certain someone has a lot of explaining to do. Tune in tomorrow.
If stories emenating from Brent East pan out then expenses “saint” Sarah Teather may be forced to dismount her trusty high horse. An standards investigation from John Lyons is currently in full swing. Could the sermonising below and elsewhere return to haunt the diminutive Liberal Democrat? The allegation made relates to the tenancy on her […]
James Arbuthnott must be kicking himself. No sooner had he charged the taxpayer for £43 worth of garlic crushers than one appears as part of a better value and altogether more politically useful ensemble on eBay: Thanks once more to the Urban Gorilla!
Wondering what to blow the rest of your Additional Costs Allowance on? This stylish beverage receptacle is £3.98 for two on the QVC shopping channel: With thanks to the Urban Gorilla.
Given that more than 5,000 constituents had signed a petition calling for her resignation and polling indicated 81% of Tory activists wanted her out, it was clear to expenses-embattled Julie Kirkbride what she must do: say she would resign, wait a few months for things to calm down and then change her mind! Now let’s […]
Channel 4 News has just reported that Section 28 creator and serial expenses trougher David Wilshire is to stand down at the next election. Good riddance.
Tick tock, tick tock…