The news this weekend
Author: James Graham
Published on Sep 10, 2012
This weekend: MPs’ expenses, healthcare and Welsh devolution.
A 'Good guy' destroyed by expenses scandal - The Guardian website has published a database of MPs’ expenses claims. Meanwhile, Quentin Letts in the Mail reports a claim in the biography of David Taylor, a Labour MP who died in 2009, that he death was in part caused to the media outcry over the expenses scandal. Was the media justified in its attacks during the 2009 expenses scandal or did it go to far?
Guardian datablog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/sep/07/full-list-mps-expenses-ipsa-data-interactive
Quentin Letts: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2199969/David-Taylor-A-Good-guy-destroyed-expenses-scandal.html
Jeremy Hunt is criticised for his role in £650m Virgin hospital deal - The new health secretary (and controversial former culture secretary) is embroiled in a row after being attacked by Labour over his decision to speed up the private takeover of health services in his Surrey constituency. How should policy decisions like this be made?
Nick Clegg attacks Carwyn Jones' 'blame London culture' - the Deputy Prime Minister has attacked the Welsh First Minister for failing to take action. Does Wales need more autonomy or should it simply make more use of the powers it does have?