James Forsyth

Ratting on a conspiracy to keep the truth from the public is no bad thing

Ratting on a conspiracy to keep the truth from the public is no bad thing
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The more comes out, the more it seems that the Tories did go back on a deal on expenses that had been hashed out between the parties. Iain Martin writes this morning that,

My understanding from a senior shadow cabinet member is that Cameron over-ruled his whips. "The chief is absolutely furious", he tells me.

"It's the old guard. David wants total transparency but there is a generation of our MPs who think it an impudent imposition. He's winning but it's a slog." If the Whips and the backbench committees had cooked up a deal and Cameron unilaterally overruled it then good for him: the stitch-up was morally indefensible. The public have a right to know how their money is being spent.

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James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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