Tory MP David Maclean, who led the secrecy bid, rejected Sunday Telegraph claims he used public money to renovate a house and avoid capital gains tax.Mr Speaker, you have brought this House into disrepute. You must go / By Douglas Carswell
Step down: MPs are calling for Speaker Michael Martin to quitMichael Martin has agreed to quit as Speaker following a revolt by MPs and claims that he failed to curb MPs’ expenses, it was revealed last night:
On Monday, I shall be submitting a Commons motion calling on Speaker Michael Martin to step down.
This is the first such a motion submitted in more than 300 years. Why have I decided to take this unusual step?
Along with a growing band of MPs from across all sides of the Commons, I believe that Mr Martin is simply not the right man for the job. With him at the helm, the Commons is heading for the rocks.
But he is fighting a rearguard action to stay on as an MP for another year so he can keep £100,000 of pay and perks and help his son Paul to inherit his Glasgow seat.A probe by Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service into Commons expenses is expected to centre on the two Labour MPs who claimed money for mortgages they had already paid off:
Mr Martin faces humiliation tomorrow when MPs try to force him out of the Speaker’s chair by tabling a motion of no confidence in him.
Former Environment Minister Elliot Morley and David Chaytor have both been suspended by the party and face being de-selected by their constituency parties.HERE'S THE SCANDAL'S DEEP THROAT(S).
A panel formed by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer will meet on Monday to decide whether MPs should face criminal charges.
AND PERHAPS ITS WOODWARD/BERNSTEIN.
THE QUEEN IS NOT AMUSED.
PREDICTION: BROWN IS FORCED TO CALL AN ELECTION!
PREDICTION: UKIP SCORES BIG! NET RESULT: GRRRRRRREAT!