Rotten Westminster: How scandal exposed ‘profound WRONGDOING' at heart of British politics

THE MPs’ expenses scandal was one of the most impactful public disclosures in the post-war period, as it highlighted such profound wrongdoing and systematic abuse at the heart of British politics, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph claimed in a new documentary.

Brexit was always destined to shake the British political system to its foundations but the current impasse leaves British politics facing an identity crisis as Brexiteers fear the result of the 2016 referendum could be betrayed. However, it is not the first time that the reputation of the House of Commons has been so heavily damaged. When details of MPs’ expenses were leaked ten years ago, the effects of the scandal have been felt ever since.

On May 8, 2009, the Daily Telegraph...
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