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Bonkers Blog November 2012

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2 November (Part 2) - Sleazebuster

Mick BarnbrookAt the risk of giving Mr. Barnbrook a swollen head I am going to give him two mentions in one day. For the past three years he has been pursuing a complaint against the MP for Rotherham for fiddling his expense claims. For long periods he has heard nothing at all from the House of Commons Committee on Standards and Privileges but in recent weeks there has been some movement culminating in today’s announcement. Mr. Denis MacShane MP is said to have behaved in a way “far below the standards of integrity and probity expected of every member of the House”. He faces 12 months suspension from the Commons.

In the Standards and Privileges Committee’s report (PDF file, report page 77), Mick Barnbrook is credited as being the only complainant in this case bringing his tally of MPs’ heads to seven, if I have counted correctly. Perhaps I should have put Mick on Craske’s tail.

 

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