Bill Cash is the major culprit exposed by the Standard. He agreed to repay £15,000 for an unacceptable rent/mortgage arrangement, but Commons records disclose that he has only repaid the £429 he claimed on an antique desk.
Although the non-compliance of Tory MPs is a problem for Cameron, this isn’t merely a story of rapacious Tory MPs. At the Scrutiny Panel's behest, David Willetts repaid the £135 he claimed for changing a light bulb, but Sir Thomas Legg’s audit deemed that this claim was not in breach of parliamentary rules and deducted £135 from another bill Willetts owed. Once again, Legg’s ad hoc approach has worsened the situation; this saga of light bulbs and flower pots drags on and the public’s ire continues unabated.