Gordon Brown has just apologised, quite genuinely it seems to me, on behalf of all political parties for the scandalous state of the Commons allowances and expenses system.
It's a start, I guess. I've been so busy writing about the story in the Herald that there has been no time to blog . The Commons are preparing to get external auditors in to handle expenses claims from now on.
Mr Speaker is considering publishing all expenses as soon as possible but I hear that only 400 MPs have had copies of their receipts so far and that many will not have completed the editing process.
The cabinet meet for a political session tomorrow, to try an sort out a way forward. All parties have been shamed by the expenses revelations but Labour will suffer most, as a series of polls over the next few days will show.
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