Disgraced former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been jailed for 6 months after admitting making 19 fake receipts for “research and translation” services. Sentencing MacShane at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Sweeny said the former Europe minister had shown “a flagrant breach of trust” in “in our priceless democracy system”. MacShane joins the list of politicians prosecuted as a result of the expenses scandal. They include fellow former Labour minister Elliot Morley, MP’s Jim Devine, David Chaytor and Eric Illsley. Tories to fall foul of the law were Lord Hanningfield and Lord Taylor of Warwick.
Shame it wasn’t a lot more!