Wednesday, 18 June 2008

(Still) No case to answer?

So Caroline Spelman is to be investigated for paying her nanny out of public funds. It seems that she hasn't been entirely straight with us and that this arrangement lasted longer than she earlier claimed.

What gets me on this one is Spelman's attempt to spin the "exceptional" investigation as having arisen from her own request:
Spelman said last night: "Having personally referred this matter to the commissioner in the first place, I welcome his decision to look at it further."
As the Guardian points out:
After the story broke on BBC2's Newsnight, Spelman, on the advice of Tory leader David Cameron, held a meeting with Lyon and asked him to investigate in a bid to clear her name

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