I can't believe this story. Labour MPs are trying to finger the man who administered their expenses. "Its not our fault, we only made the claims. He, Andrew Walker, approved them".
Apparently, they want to fire this public servant. According to the twisted logic of many Labour MPs, their outrageous claims, which in many cases, borders on outright fraud, only merits a self serving apology. However, the man who followed their rules deserves the sack?
Of course, this highlights the utter moral bankruptcy of these people. Can they crawl any lower? Everyday they keep surprising us.
From today's Times
The man in charge of the Commons Fees Office that approved questionable claims is coming under pressure to stand down, as the expense scandal engulfs Parliament.
Andrew Walker, the Commons director general of Resources, who has overseen the MPs’ expenses system throughout the present crisis, has come under fire for the way in which he has administered the system.
Many MPs are turning their fire on the parliamentary authorities, saying that they approved claims and told them that they were within the rules. They have also attacked the fees office for offering uneven guidance to different MPs. Mr Walker was already a target of many MPs for reforms pushed through between 2002 and 2008 to tighten up the system of expenses.
Now senior Labour backbenchers are making clear that they are unhappy with his performance, and think that he must go as part of Parliament’s attempts to clean up. They are unwilling to speak publicly for fear of retribution.