Saturday, 29 May 2010
The rules and Laws
Had David Laws taken out a joint mortgage on this or a more expensive property instead of paying rent to his partner, he could have claimed the full allowance and nobody would have complained. After all, many MPs did that and built property portfolios. Of course, the taxpayer would have been worse off. So forgive me if I don't get all sanctimonious about David Laws or pleased to see the Telegraph gleefully outing him. But other ministers will note that David Cameron seems happy to hang him out to dry despite his clear value to the coalition. Ministers who expect mutual loyalty in future should beware.