Today the Mail on Sunday has a huge piece on MP’s expenses and on Tony McNulty in particular. McNulty always comes across quite well in the media which is why he is often wheeled out. His media-friendliness doesn’t mean that he can tell right from wrong though. He has been found out claiming housing allowances for the house where his parents live. He says he stopped making these claims in January before he was found out. He is quoted as saying:
I have always felt some discomfort in claiming the money, to be frank. I decided that it’s simply time that I stopped – partly because mortgage interest rates have gone down and partly because I can do without it.
So let’s get this right: McNulty can’t be bothered to claim anymore because the amount he can claim is so trifling with falling interest rates and he is so comfortable the sums seem insignificant. Apparently he has not stopped claiming because it is just plain wrong. What a complete arse.