David Laws sentenced to 2 years in government for fiddling expenses

There used to be a time when you’d go to prison for behaviour like that

Pride's Purge


Former Liberal Democrat minister David Laws has become the highest-profile parliamentarian to be punished over the expenses scandal after he was sentenced by the Prime Minister David Cameron to serve a minimum of 2 years in the government for claiming more than £60,000 in false expense payments.

The 58-year-old former Treasury Chief Secretary, who had admitted over 40 charges of false accounting over a period of 7 years, was told by Mr Cameron that he was guilty of “blatant dishonesty” and a “serious breach of trust” and as a result would therefore be extremely well-qualified to play a major role in the coalition’s plans to sell off the country’s remaining public assets that haven’t already been flogged off to the highest bidder.

Following the announcement of the sentence, Laws said in a statement:

I take full responsibility for the mistakes which I have made and I accept that I…

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