David Laws issues statement on his expenses and sexuality

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2010

David Laws has apologised, promised to pay back up to £40,000, and referred himself to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner after the Telegraph published expenses claims showing he rented a room from his partner.
The paper’s story shows that David:

David claimed between £700 and £950 a month between 2004 and 2007 to sub-let a room […]

LDVideo: David Laws special edition

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2010

Suddenly the British political chatterati are catching up with a fact that’s been known by Lib Dems for years: David Laws is a deeply impressive politician.
David’s pivotal role in the Lib Dem negotiating team, combined with his unshowy economic and intellectual self-confidence, has quickly marked him out as an early star of the cabinet, […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-05-28

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2010

Oh gawd, I agreed to do BBC Radio Oxford paper review from 8am Sat. Early start to the weekend then. # Okay, BBC Radio Ox paper review done: Clegg as DPM, MPs expenses + books in home helps kids' education. (…)

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Nine new Lib Dem peers appointed

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2010

Nine new Lib Dem peers have just been announced …
Working Peers List

* Floella Benjamin OBE DL – actor, presenter and campaigner for children’s issues
* Mike German OBE AM – former Deputy First Minister (Wales)
* Meral Hussein Ece OBE – Local Government Councillor in […]