Ex-minister Lord Knight rapped for doctoring form
BBC: A former minister has been criticised for doctoring a form in an attempt to justify subsidising Labour Party literature with parliamentary expenses.
Lord Knight signed and backdated a paper as he faced an investigation by the Commons sleaze watchdog.
The Standards and Privileges Committee called it a “serious misjudgement” and ordered him to repay more than £3,600 spent on a printing machine.
Lord Knight, formerly Jim Knight, lost his Commons seat in May’s election.
Well… the good news is… at least the CPS can be kept busy with important cases instead of farting about with #twitterjoketrial nonsense. The House of Lords is becoming a laughing stock… or, rather…even more of a laughing stock. I’d better not refer to Guy Fawkes… lest some CPS prosecutor has a sense of humour failure and does me under s.127.