How did ex MP rack up £10k debt?
THE Commons expenses watchdog has been lambasted for failing to stop disgraced former MP Eric Joyce racking up debts of more than £10,000 to the taxpayer.
A review found the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was “complicit” as the ex-member for Falkirk filed invalid claims over a number of years.
No “decisive action” was taken despite clear evidence that he was “persistently misusing” his official credit card, and he was given “contradictory and misleading” information about the size of his debt.
The findings came in a review by Ipsa compliance officer Peter Davis into the handling of the case.
Mr Joyce ( above) stepped down from the Commons at the election after being convicted of headbutting a Tory MP during a drunken bar brawl.