Sunday, 6 October 2013
Journalism, not theft, exposed the expenses scandal
Vaughan Roderick on Sunday Supplement this morning chose his words carefully, but still gave the impression that the Daily Telegraph's purchase of stolen data exposed the abuse of House of Commons expenses. It was not; it was the hard slog of investigative journalism by Heather Brooke which brought to light the extent of troughing which was taking place. What the stolen CD gave the Telegraph was actual names which would probably have come to light in due course anyway.