• 11 May 2009

    Expenses and bankruptcy: a quick PS

    If MPs were forced to repay some of the more ridiculous expense claims, a few might join the ranks of Britain’s growing personal insolvencies. MPs that go bankrupt are forced to forfeit their seat. Is this what is meant by politically bankrupt?

  • 8 May 2009

    MPs’ expenses: did system fuel the housing boom?

    If you step away from the details of bathplugs, unnecessary taxis and sibling cleaning contracts, there is a staggering picture emerging about the MPs who decide our laws. During the biggest housing boom in Britain’s history (and some economists argue in world history) many of the politicians who had the power to rein it in…