In this post, earlier today, CF pointed out that Cameron had an 'Open Goal' in front him, following the revelations that some of his more minted MP's had claimed for swimming pools 'n' horse shit ("for the roses dear boy, no-one smokes it anymore") on expenses.
These Tory "Grandees" could easily afford to pay back the money, whereas the Labour "Flat-Flippers", whose fraudulently claimed expense money is now tied up for years in devalued flats (or obsolete plasma TV's) could not. A great opportunity to score points, eh? CF concluded:
"So Dave, tell each of the egregious eight to pay back their claims, immediately and in full, and very publicly."
Clearly, Cameron -- either having read this blog or just being a cynical PR sniffer -- concluded that this was indeed the right thing to do. Hence the Daily Telegraph story, stating
"Mr Cameron called in members of the shadow cabinet and asked those who have been shown to have claimed extravagantly to repay the expenses money. Tory sources said that none had “fought” the leader’s request and all agreed to repay the money"
And what was the other thing CF suggested, following the first piece of priceless advice? Oh that's right:
"Then ask, over and over again, whenever you see a microphone, why the Labour MP's aren't doing the same."
That starts any minute now...