Are they insane, Cameron’s team? They’d try to nobble an exposé of a dodgy minister by threatening the paper with Leveson? That sort of thing is only going to produce this in response:
Earlier this week, Mrs Miller was exposed by this newspaper for claiming more than £90,000 for a second home used by her parents.
The arrangement is banned under Parliamentary rules. Mrs Miller has since claimed that her elderly parents are dependents and therefore need to live with her.
However, Parliamentary sleaze watchdogs have previously stated that, in this situation, they should live in an MP’s main home or the taxpayer should be compensated for the costs of their accommodation.
And it won’t be forgotten. There’ll be a general election and who will the Telegraph be coming out for, let alone the thousands of commenters on the site?
So Cameron’s lost the Telegraph, he lost the Spectator, who will he lose next? And what are the odds the Telegraph will now find it necessary to do a really thorough investigation of Tory expense claims, publishing results case by case?