Douglas Carswell and the £650 'Love Seat' Which Mired Ukip MP in Expenses Scandal

August 28, 2014 1:06 PM

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Douglas Carswell has joined ranks with Ukip against 'politics as usual', but the Tory defector was himself embroiled in the expenses scandal which engendered so much public outrage towards MPs five years ago.

Carswell's own expenses claims were dragged into the spotlight, with attention focused on a super-sized 'Maximus love seat' the Tory MP bought using taxpayers' money.

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