“The Gravest Case Which Has Come to Us for Adjudication”
The Standards and Privileges Committee report on Denis MacShane is so damning that Labour HQ have already said his career is over. The report found that MacShane:
- Claimed nearly £20,000 a year in expenses for an office based in the garage of his South Yorkshire home.
- Signed claims with a “nom de plume” purporting to come from a General Manager who did not in fact exist.
- Knowingly submitted nineteen false invoices over a period of four financial years which were plainly intended to deceive the Parliamentary expenses authorities.
- Claimed thousands of pounds for eight computers that got ‘lost’ or were taken by interns.
- Claimed £12,900 for invoices from his EPI slush fund. He didn’t provide a single receipt for payments.
Do not pass go. Do not collect £200. Go straight to jail… if there was any justice.