I have only just seen this over at the Sunday Times Francis Maude of the Shadow Cabinet and close ally of Conservative leader David Cameron is using his parliamentary second home allowance to pay for a £345,000 flat just 70 YARDS from a house he already owns in London.
This, is undoubtedly part of the reason why the Conservatives have not come out all guns blazing on the expenses issue and demonstrated yet further how MP's feel it is the position of the tax payer to furnish them with expensive life styles.
This culture of greed is clearly not an exclusive competence of the Socialist left, and when MP's set their own rules and police their own behaviour there is nothing that you or me can do about it. Do you think this is acceptable behaviour?
I think Francis Maude is going to find the upcoming General Election a lot more difficult now, and I hope a full disclosure is forth coming.