It seems a tad unfair to pick out one person from the morass of information published today by the Commons’ authorities.
(We’ll have an array of curious claims in the FT tomorrow – for example on Tony Blair spending nearly £7,000 on a new roof in the same month he was retiring.)
But I thought it worth mentioning Liam Fox, shadow defence secretary, who claimed an annual £1,400 service charge in both July 2005 and August 2005.
I’m told that he repaid the money recently after going back through his paperwork and spotting the administrative error. Still, it makes you wonder who else has been repaying mistaken claims without any public exposure whatsoever.