Nadine Dorries is the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire
How can anyone forget the expenses crisis of 2009? It began on the first day of the Euro-elections and ended on the last. The public went to the ballot booths with anger towards the established political parties burning in their hearts. Via a court case with IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the Daily Telegraph has applied for copies of all receipts from IPSA. Having won the case, IPSA has gone to appeal. It would cost the tax payer £1.5 million to produce the receipts. The Euro elections are a year away. I think we can guess the Telegraph's timetable.
Before anyone jumps to the keyboard crying" ‘What have you thieving scumbags got to hide"? I can say that the answer is: nothing. Yes, I know that a small number of MPs went to prison and that some had to pay amounts back. However, any sensible person must realise that any MP who fiddles their expenses would need to be certified following 2009, and I just do not believe it happens.