Darling in Trouble

June 1, 2009

Chancellor Alistair Darling is in more trouble after the Telegraph exposed his claims for expenses including the serial ‘flipping’ of his main residence. He has already agreed to repay £700 of the service charge that he claimed for, but Gordon Brown has stated that the disclosures relating to the Chancellor will have to be investigated.

I suspect he would have had to stand down pending a full investigation had it not been for the fact that he is likely to be removed from his post following Thursday’s elections and the expected cabinet reshuffle. Will he be moved to another senior post or have to wait for the outcome of the full investigation?