More MPs not 'getting it'. The BBC News website runs the story about the 80 numpties refusing to repay money demanded by Sir Thomas Legg. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8417114.stm
As of 6.45am today, this article is covering MPs from all parties, but - for what reason? - leading off its detailed look at certain of the MPs with "Tory MP for Thanet North, Roger Gale" and following him with "Tory Bernard Jenkin" (and at no stage in the whole article does the word 'Conservative' appear, only 'Tory' - which gives another hint at the biased mindset of the article's unnamed author). Why?
There's another article on the 'Politics Page', not so obviously placed: "Minister repays expenses on flat". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8419572.stm. This is about Labour minister Sion Simon. As it typical with expenses story harmful to Labour, this one stresses Simon's repayment and 'good faith', & gives the majority of the article to Sion's side of the story. Nowhere in the article is there any appearance of the word 'Labour'. (For comparison, here's the Telegraph article that broke the story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/6835502/Government-minister-paid-more-than-40000-in-expenses-to-sister.html)
Will this change as the day goes on?
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