James Forsyth James Forsyth

The Tories have brought back the expenses scandal and buried their own good news

PMQs today was bad for David Cameron, but nowhere near as bad as it could have been. No permanent damage was done to him.

Ed Miliband did not, to my surprise, come with a set of reforms to the expenses regime that he wanted Cameron to agree to there and then. Instead, he chose to concentrate on what this said about Cameron’s judgment. ‘This is about him’, Miliband thundered. I was, though, surprised not to hear Miliband making more of his usual line that Cameron ‘stands up for the wrong people.’

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