Tuesday, 27 March 2012
People In Glass Houses
Congratulations to Chris Leslie, Labour's shadow treasury spokesman, for inadvertently outing one of his own.
Leslie was quite vociferous this weekend when he took the "moral high ground" and told one of Murdoch's papers that Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, “should have known better” than to accept £1,500 worth of hospitality at last month’s Bafta celebrations in these austere times.
However, as the Telegraph points out, Leslie neglected to check that no one from his side of the House had also enjoyed some of the free hospitality.
Step forward Harriet Harman, the shadow culture secretary, who along with her chief of staff also attended the awards dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel (vale £1,300).
Advice to Leslie:
"People in glass houses..etc".