Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Times: Michael Martin "waged reign of terror" over expenses

From today's Sunday Times:

The expenses scandal is poised to claim its biggest victim as Michael Martin, the Commons Speaker held responsible for blocking reform, suffers a volley of damaging allegations this weekend.

For the first time one of his former aides has broken ranks to speak out about his “reign of terror” that allegedly prevented officials from defusing the expenses crisis.

Martin is also facing questions after three senior law enforcement officials appeared to challenge his account of the botched police inquiry into Damian Green, the Tory MP.

They will have to drag him out of the chair bodily - a reverse of the pantomime that takes place when the Speaker is chosen - but it looks as though he is on the way out.

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