'Gullible, naive' Cameron hurt badly by Laws
Published 31/05/2010 | 05:00
David Cameron's coalition government has been badly destabilised by the abrupt resignation of the treasury minister, David Laws, after damaging revelations about his expenses claims.
Laws is the latest victim of the traditional lethal cocktail of sex and money that has destroyed many Westminster politicians in recent years. He certainly bent and probably broke the rules of the Commons by claiming for rent paid to his secret gay lover.
The amounts involved were relatively trivial and the offence was primarily technical, but Laws had paraded his innocence during the furore over expenses last year and he has turned out to be guilty of hypocrisy if nothing else.