I don’t know what Brian Coleman’s expense claims are like

And no do I, but unless his expense claims get published, people will draw their own inferences. There will be an assumption that he has got ‘something to hide’ – irrespective of whether or not this is the case. He’s just made himself a target…

I find it difficult to believe that after the recent furore that any politician, of any party, can misjudge the public mood so spectacularly. After all, is it not the public who pay his salary?