What other explanation can there be for his decision to download adult movies on pay-per-view cable TV, to be watched in Ms Smithâs âsecond homeâ in Redditch, and then allow his wife to claim the cost back from the tax payers?
What could be more damaging to Ms Smithâs political credibility than to find that the tax payer must cough up for second rate explicit porn to keep her âparliamentary advisorâ – aka her husband – amused, whilst she is holed up in her sisterâs back bedroom?
Ms Smith was said to be âmortifiedâ today after she was forced to offer a humiliating apology over the expenses claim.
The Home Secretary said she âmistakenlyâ submitted an expenses claim which included five pay-per-view films, including two adult movies which were viewed at her family home in her Redditch constituency.
The relationship between Ms Smith and her husband was said by Government insiders to be âvery difficult,â but stressed that the couple were still together.
Still together? Just as well – we wouldnât want the tax payer to be paying for a âblue movie venueâ when the Minister involved no longer even visits the house, would we?
Tory MP Mark Field said:
âThe entire Commons allowance system is now indefensible. Itâs one thing to make dubious claims on the location of your second home but for the husband of a Home Secretary to be claiming for pornographic TV is completely beyond the pale.
âItâs no good Gordon Brown promising an inquiry at some point in the future. This must be reformed now.â