The £551k paid to the Lib Dems’ 16 departing MPs

by Stephen Tall on June 8, 2010

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has published today figures showing how much money was paid to MPs who departed the House of Commons, either voluntarily or through defeat, at the general election a month ago.
As its report notes, departing MPs are entitled to a one-off Resettlement Grant of 50-100 percent of their annual salary, dependent on their […]

Has something gone wrong with political reporting in the UK?

by Stephen Tall on June 8, 2010

That’s the question asked today by Lib Dem blogger Andy Hinton in an article titled, If you want to keep something secret…
Andy highlights the mangled reporting of the BBC in claiming that Nick Clegg is back-tracking on the coalition government’s commitment to fixed-term parliaments by fleshing out further details on the proposed 55% dissolution […]