>Three MPs to face proper courts over expenses


Picture via the BBC/PA

Former Labour MPs Jim Devine, David Chaytor, and Elliot Morley will face court over their expenses claims. The three had claimed that parliamentary privilege meant only Parliament itself could hear their case. Nonsense, as parliamentary privilege is about freeing MPs of the fear of being sued for libel for things said on the floor of the House. It does not extent to excusing robbing the electorate. 

Thankfully common sense has prevailed and the Supreme court has ruled that they must all individually stand trial at Southwark Crown Court. It is pretty outrageous that they have wasted court resources to even fight this, and shows a staggering lack of regret, and a huge amount of arrogance. 

Seem like you take the man out of Labour…


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