Cameron continues to boss the argument on MP’s expenses, despite…

You would have to be a completely unreconstructed party hack not to recognise that David Cameron has played an absolute blinder on the MPs expenses affair. So much so that my colleague Dan Hannan at the Telegraph was able to argue, quite plausibly, the other night that the best solution was a change of government. Nice sleight of hand there Dan. 😉 In fact this is a Tory and a Labour problem. If you lived in Britain and you thought this was the keystone issue for the next general election, you’d be compelled to vote Lib Dem. Well, it probably isn’t, and people certainly won’t. (St Stephen Fry, probably puts the exaggerated aspect of this crisis best). But, and here is the very ginger point of this post, Andrew McKay has just resigned as Mr Cameron’s (who himself got stung by the Telegraph for claiming the expense of digging up a Wisteria from his garden) aide for claiming expenses for their joint mortgage on a London home until April last year, at the same time as his wife claimed an allowance on her constituency home. Well, the fit with the Robinsons is not precise. So far as we know, the couple have been squeaky clean and above board in their house claims. But pretty much everyone (including Plaid and the SNP) has had a tanking so far, except the DUP. Keep an eye on tomorrow’s Telegraph (my local paper shop is selling twice the number of copies they did this time last week). And one very close one on the nature of the political counterattack…

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