Knowing how reluctant politicians are to put their hands in their own pocket for expenses, who actually paid for Ed Balls and George Osborne to travel to Ottawa and stay in a five star spa? The Bilderberg meetings are closed to the public with the proceedings kept secret. Since this was after all a private meeting the use of taxes or party funds would be inappropriate. Guido finds it hard to believe that Ed Balls, whose tightness with money is more than prudent, would actually pay for it himself. So we can expect a full declaration in the interests register soon.