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Living in a Glass House

September 10, 2010

The Conservative MP attracted controversy over his expense claims. The Daily Telegraph disclosed that he had spent thousands of pounds on electric gates for his Huntingdon home, along with cleaning and gardening for the property. He announced he would repay £25,000, one of the largest payments from any MP. It later emerged that he had claimed more than £13,000 in “cleaning costs”, which had been paid to his au pair. The au pair spent most of the week at his London home but was paid to clean the Cambridgeshire property. Mr Djanogly denied wrongdoing.

Can this possibly be the same Johnathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Justice Department with responsibilities including legal aid, family justice and the courts system, who is insisting that fees for Independent Social Workers Experts should be slashed by half? Surely not.

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