It's worth noting that this has taken the government totally by surprise and that the DT has decided to go after the Cabinet itself, including Brown, revealing some truly devastating examples of widespread and habitual fiddling of the system. Labour are up in arms about it. Why? Because this is it. The game is up.
Extract from the Telegraph:
• Hazel Blears, the Communities Secretary, claimed money for three different properties in the course of a year, and spent almost £5,000 on furniture in just four months after buying the third property.
• Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, claimed back twice as much for his council tax as he had actually paid. He later repaid the money and apologised for the error.
• Paul Murphy, the Welsh Secretary, splashed out more than £3,000 on a new hot water system for his second home, explaining in a letter to the parliamentary fees office that his water was too hot.
Apparently, this is just a tiny taster of what Sky News is saying involves hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of bogus claims.
Time for Brown to choose a removals company. I'd recommend "Fast Forward Ltd". They're very quick and utterly discreet.
And, in "tribute" to Brown and his minions, who will no-doubt be flying away to distant lands to lick their wounds once they're kicked-out, here's a little song I didn't write and don't much like, just to say "farewell":