As Expensegate has rumbled on – more MPs expenses revealed this week – there have been those in the House of Commons who have given the impression that they are above all the alleged troughing.
And the eccentric Tory MP for Harwich and Clacton, Douglas Carswell, is one such. But his expense claims for 2008-9 include an amount for food. And it’s not a trivial amount.
It’s just a shade over 2,960 quid. I’m sure it’s all above board, or will be in the retelling.