Remember that time you stayed at your good mates house for £165.50 a night? Yeah, me neither. But according to Baroness Warsi, that’s exactly what happened. In the newest expense scandal, Baroness Warsi has been accused of falsely claiming over £2000 of taxpayers money to stay at a friends flat when she was in fact staying there rent free. So we all thought the expense scandal was history? Thought the politicians had cleaned up their act? Well so did the Tories. But it seems politicians just can’t help but be tempted by the allure of tax payers money. Now; as much as I have total faith in mankind’s capacity to tell the truth, and would very much like to believe that politicians share this capacity; I-and many others-find it hard to believe that Warsi’s friend Naweed Khan- a political advisor-would ask her to make what Warsi claimed was “appropriate financial payment” to stay at his home for just a few nights a week.
And I thought Warsi was one of the honest ones.