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The Spectator’s Notes: In defence of Maria Miller

Plus: The need for real contrarians, and the sad fate of Lord Irvine’s wallpaper

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[/audioplayer]Maria Miller’s forced resignation is a disgrace. No iniquity was proved against her. Over her expenses, I suspect her motive was innocent: she was trying to work out childcare with her parents in a way compatible with the weird rules, rather than plotting larceny.

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