John Lewis and the Irony

Life is stranger than fiction.

The whole expenses scandal facing parliamentarians started after the press got hold of the John Lewis list of items that MPs were allowed to purchase. As a result of the publication of this list, the press and the public demanded more information about MPs, resulting eventually in the publication, in detail, by the Daily Telegraph of hundreds of expense claims MPs made.

One of the biggest knock-on effects of the publication by the Telegraph has been the resignation of Ian Gibson in Norwich North causing a by-election. And now, who has been selected to stand for Labour ? Chris Ostrowski, who works for John Lewis.

It's like 6 degrees of separation.

1 comment:

Brian E. said...

Working for John Lewis, he'll get his staff discount. This should help his expenses go further if he gets elected - or will he charge the full price?