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How to get rid of ‘bed blockers’ from your party

David Cameron is using expense scandal as an excuse to dump old backbenchers

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Britain’s on-going parliamentary expense scandal continues to claim more victims, with two more MPs announcing their intention to step down today. But there may be a silver-lining for the opposition Conservatives says the Daily Telegraph. David Cameron, the youthful Tory leader, is seizing the opportunity to rid his part of “bed blockers”-older backbenchers whose careers had stalled, but who refuse to step aside. A Tory “star-chamber” is examining all members expense claims and showing no mercy to the weak and infirm.

The Telegraph

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