Opinion: Saturday's British politics report will do nothing to deter those who say there is something rotten with our parliament.
In April 2015 The Guardian reported "MPs' expenses claims must be disclosed in full, court of appeal rules [as] Judges dismiss Ipsa appeal against order for body that oversees expenses payments to release copies of politicians’ invoices and receipts.
But in 2014 the "House of Commons authorities have destroyed all evidence of MPs' expenses claims prior to 2010, meaning end of official investigations into scandal" reported the Telegraph.
One British politician that could be heard breathing a sigh of relief across the UK was Tory Maria Miller.
We followed the Maria Miller saga as it twisted and turned before she came up smelling of roses.
She quit her cabinet role of culture secretary after claiming she was forced out by Number 10 but she was never held to account or proven innocent or guilty of the dodgy expenses allegation but she remained in parliament.
It illustrated how unfair and biased even political expense scandals can be.
Miller has been MP for Basingstoke from May 2005 until Mar 2015 and that role is ongoing.
In 2013 Channel 4 reported;
Ex-Labour MP David Chaytor was jailed for 18 months for fraudulently claiming more than £20,000 in expenses. Jim Devine was jailed for 16 months for claiming more than £8,000.Ex-environment minister Elliot Morley was sent to Ford open prison for fiddling to the tune of £30,000. Eric Illsley was released after just four months of a year-long sentence and claimed he was a "scapegoat".
In 2009 an expenses scandal broke. It involved some UK politicians. Court cases and sentences followed, the majority of those found guilty hailing from the Labour Party. It was obvious that the arrests and charges were just the tip of the iceberg. Common sense told you that there would be more and there have been. What is perhaps shocking is that the abuse has continued and those responsible claim they are doing nothing wrong.
Chancellor George Osborne reportedly "sold his constituency home, which has been part-funded by his MP’s expenses claims, for an estimated £400,000 profit" was a Telegraph report.
The publication at the heart of these revelations was the Daily Telegraph but now it firmly bats for the Tory-side time and time again.
We wonder how come?
What happened to change the Telegraph's course from investigative journalism into Tory mouthpiece territory?
"The newspaper was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in June 1855 as The Daily Telegraph and Courier, and since 2004 has been owned by David and Frederick Barclay."
The billionaire men are twins born October 27, 1934.
For more information about these reclusive twins, who own the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator, check out "Who are the Barclay brothers?"
News of expense scandals flourished during the Lib Dem Tory coalition government of 2010 to 2015 but now under the Tories they appear to be under the carpet once and for all.
Draw your own conclusions from information you read from a cross-section of sources and form an opinion.
But whatever you decide you must still wonder how come Maria Miller was not held to account.
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