Members of Damian McBride’s Finchley and Golders Green constituency Labour Party branch are to vote on whether to throw him out. The local Labour MP for Finchley and Golders Green, Rudi Vis, says:"What he did was scandalous, totally scandalous. Something like this is really important, especially when the Government is not doing very well. He has done the Labour party an enormous disservice. I don’t believe he is the sort of member we should have. I have never met him, never seen him at any meetings, never even heard of him before, so it won’t be any loss to us."
No, I'm sure that he won't.
Strangely, of course, I had never heard of Rudi Vis MP—not until a few weeks ago.
But it seems that dearest Rudi believes that, whilst spreading some smears is "scandalous, totally scandalous", screwing the taxpayer through your second home allowance is absolutely tickety-boo.
RUDI VIS, the north London MP who is stepping down at the next election, has used his parliamentary expenses to help buy a £520,000 home for his retirement near the Suffolk coast.
Vis, 68, has taken out a mortgage on his London home to pay for the country property. Interest payments on the loan are funded out of his parliamentary expenses.
Is that the stench of hypocrisy I smell...?
I think it is.