I find it difficult to believe that the Clerk who looks after the expenses claimed by members of the House of Lords (Michael Pownall) has discovered reasons to permit them to waltz off with vast sums of money by declaring houses outside of London as their primary residence.
There have been comments on some of the most influential blogs that really illustrate that these peers, most of them NoLab peers you won't be surprised to learn, have been shamefully lying to their faithful clerk. An anonymous comment has 'outed' Lord Colwyn by announcing that he has been a lucrative dental practice in Wimpole Street and has lived close by for 40 years or so. He has apparently only bought his primary residence in the Cotswolds quite recently.
Surely, surely that has to be investigated? If it isn't the public confidence in the peers, most of whom were created by NoLab to shake up the House of Lords, will vanish altogether. It is nauseating!