Dead man walking Alistair Darling (soon to be ex Chancellor of The Exchequer) has denied the allegations in today's Daily Telegraph that he had broken House of Commons rules, by claiming second home expenses on two properties at the same time.
Yet, within hours of his denial, he announced that he would repay part of a parliamentary expenses claim on his London flat.
He claims that he is innocent, yet he repays some money. Why repay the money if he is confident that everything was above board?
He will be out of office by Friday.