Friday, May 8, 2009

How much did Telegraph pay for advance expense claims?

It would be illuminating to know how much the Telegraph paid to "obtain" details of MPs expense claims a few weeks in advance of their complete release by the Commons authorities.

They have apparently bought the complete disc of all the claims.

So, how much did they pay for the privilege of selectively releasing government ministers' claims in advance of those from MPs from other parties?

We shall just have to wait to see the claims from Michael Ancram, the Wintertons and yes, claims from Liberal Democrat MPs.

A few weeks ago, there were rumours that someone was hawking around copies of all the expense claims in exchange for a stash of cash not unadjacent to £200,000 or was it £400,000. I wonder if the Telegraph paid anything like that for their "exclusive".

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