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A hard drive, a room full of reporters -- and the biggest parliamentary scandal in a generation. How MPs' expenses came to light.
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4.5 stars from 84 ratings
Great Podcast
It’s incredible that MPs got away with it for so long - and probably still do! This podcast is a timely reminder that the ineffective and dishonest MPs currently trying to unravel Brexit are by no means unique in their entitlement and double standards - it’s a systemic problem amongst all...Read full review »
Jogoctopus via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/19
Fantastic podcast
A fantastic insight into how this story was brought to light. Can't recommend highly enough!
pooryorick_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/19
Why can’t all the Episodes be available in one go? It’s annoying to have to wait a week for each one.
Robgarman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/19
Recent Episodes
On a normal day Matt Pritchett, our front page cartoonist, gets into the office at around 8am and starts to figure out where the news is heading.   But there weren’t many normal days in May 2009.   ————   For our full Expenses coverage:   To see Matt’s latest...
Published 05/15/19
In the spring of 2009, a small group of reporters at the Telegraph were given access to hundreds of thousands of pages of parliamentary expense claims, covering every single MP in the country. Working in secret, they began to pick through the files. This is the story of what happened...
Published 05/07/19
In the spring of 2009, Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, the UK was sliding into recession, Poker Face by Lady Gaga was on the radio everywhere, and unbeknownst to anyone else, a small group of journalists at the Telegraph had taken delivery of a hard drive.   On this drive were the expense claims...
Published 04/04/19
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