The Conservative Party is making a mistake by trying to make MPs’ expenses a party political issue. I can see why they might want to, but I fear they might come to regret it. But it’s clear they are determined to carry on down this path, judging by the tone (and strange consistency) of comments from Tory activists on this site as well as posts by Tory bloggers elsewhere.
We’re constantly being told, by the media and by Tory MPs, of how confident Dave is of becoming prime minister. But this latest tactic smacks of desperation.
I take the same view on this as on abortion: free votes in the Commons shouldn’t be exploited by parties for electoral gain.