Dennis McShane stood down as an MP for claiming £12,900 in falsified receipts. David Laws resigned from the Cabinet after wrongly claiming £40,000 in rent. Speaker Michael Martin stepped down over his failure to get a grip on the situation.
Such modest amounts of money. Such a definitive end to a political career.
It is a shame we are not always so worked up about public money.
On Friday, Theresa May spent somewhere between £95,000 and £180,000 on a chartered flight to deport Isa Muazu.
He had originally been meant to be deported on a Virgin Atlantic flight the previous Wednesday, but the removal was mysteriously cancelled following a public campaign aimed at the company.
May's alternative was expensive and, as it turned out, completely useless. The plane never made it to Nigeria. Despite assurances that she had informed Nigerian officials of the flight, May had not secured landing authorisations.
So, after 20 hours of flying and an protracted pit stop in Malta, Muazu was returned toRead More »from Theresa May can’t even get moral failure right