‘I know I have a big responsibility to show that Parliament has changed in the wake of the expenses scandal’

Times are tough in Afghanistan right now. British forces have long been under attack in Helmand where scores of troops have been lost to the Taliban.

Travel and subsistence claims for senior judges are to be published from October. The announcement, obviously a reaction to the scandal of MPs’ expenses, was made by the Lord Chief Justice on the last day of the legal term.

This year’s war on expenses is nothing compared to the one started in 1939 – World War II

Standpoint’s Mole in the Commons thinks Mr Speaker Martin is lucky to be out of it

‘The British people have said for years that they don’t want mass immigration. The main parties ignored them. This is venality’