The Labour MP for Hammersmith Andrew Slaughter has charged taxpayers £6,930 for Spanish lessons according to a report in the Daily Mirror. Que?
He was re-elected last year after claiming to be an "expenses saint". But he claimed for a £90 pen nib, a huge quantity of loo paper, used Commons postage for political campaigning and in the latest available figure increased his expenses while most MPs were reducing them.
If he wants to learn Spanish why does he insist on an expensive private tutor? Por que? Hammersmith and Fulham Council provide a 10 week course on Monday evenings for £140. Would he have chosen such an extravagant option if he was spending his own money?