Ed Balls buys his interns books

The Yorkshire Post reported on Ed Balls’ expenses a while ago and we’ve only just picked this up-

In March 2006, he claimed for two books titled: “The Rebels: How Blair mislaid his constituency” and “Reasons to be Cheerful”. His spokesman said: “The House of Commons office manager purchased two political books as a leaving gift for a university politics student who had been doing unpaid voluntary work in our House of Commons office.

The Yorkshire Post is slightly wrong- as the first book seems to be called: ‘The Rebels: How Blair mislaid his Majority’. Published in 2005, this book gives a ‘more or less scholarly’ overview of rebellion in the labour party. The second is the delightful ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ by Mark Steel- a touching and hilarious romp through 25 years of political activism and a critique of New Labour’s betrayal of the old left…that’s what I like to see- a subtle undermining of his own party by Ed Balls. Look he can swing on ropes too:

Everyone loves a good photo op

Everyone loves a good photo op

Written by: RosyR

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