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David Cameron’s shadow cabinet drawn into expenses scandal: The Telegraph.


This morning The Telegraph published the expense details of Tory MPs, so now the Tories experience humiliation and allegations of dipping into the public purse, though of course the old excuses will emerge:

THE TELEGRAPH:Michael Gove and Andrew Lansley “flipped” properties designated as their second homes to claim allowances for multiple properties at taxpayers’ expense.
The tactic has been criticised by another member of the shadow cabinet.Other senior Conservatives who made questionable claims included

Alan Duncan, the shadow leader of the House of Commons, who oversees the party’s expenses policy. He was officially warned over his gardening bills after attempting to claim more than £7,000 in two years.

David Willetts, the shadow universities secretary, claimed more than £100 for workmen to replace 25 light bulbs at his home.

Oliver Letwin, the chairman of the Conservatives’ policy team, claimed more than £2,000 to replace a leaking pipe under a tennis court.

Two members of the Conservative front bench, Mr Gove and Cheryl Gillan, have agreed to repay some expense claims…”

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