Friday, June 11, 2010
A judge has just ruled that Parliamentary privilege will not prevent Jim Devine, Elliot Morley, David Chaytor and Lord Hanningfield from facing trial in court over this expenses abuses in court. The defence was being used by the three former MPs to try and keep it within the Parliamentary disciplinary structure. But the judge has rules that their case of false accounting has been correctly brought under the Theft Act and is not covered by privilege protected what MPs can say or write in the house.
Posted by Stephen Glenn at 12:06 pm