James Forsyth

The Telegraph on the Tories

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The Telegraph has posted a preview of its coverage of the shadow cabinet’s claims, which will feature in tomorrow’s paper. Here are the key points:

"Tomorrow the Telegraph will disclose instances where Conservative MPs have gone to great lengths to ensure their country properties are maintained at taxpayers’ cost.

One shadow minister has had piping repaired that stretches under his tennis court. Another leading front bench Tory has claimed thousands of pounds for the upkeep of his garden.

A senior member of the shadow cabinet claimed for 25 light bulbs to be replaced in his second home in West London.

Another has used his designated second home allowance to upgrade a property just prior to selling it." We’ll have full coverage when the Telegraph's investigation goes live. My initial reaction is there that this nothing the Telegraph mentions here which is career-ending. But we'll see soon enough.


Written byJames Forsyth

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

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