MPs’ expenses probe to be delayed again

The official review into MPs expenses will not conclude until the New Year, throwing the run-up to the general election into chaos, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

The delay means that candidates face the prospect of fighting the general election within weeks of a renewed outcry. -Good, perhaps this will deliver justice that has not, hitherto, been dealt.

When Gordon Brown appointed Sir Thomas Legg to carry out a thorough audit of all claims following The Daily Telegraph’s disclosures in May of widespread abuse of the system, MPs were privately told to expect the outcome in September.

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