Taxpayers' Alliance pleased with McShane sentence

The Taxpayers' Alliance have said "justice has been done" after Denis McShane was sentenced to six months in prison after claiming more than £13,000 in fraudulent expense claims.

The political director of the organisation, Jonathan Isaby, said the former Labour minister "routinely forged receipts to take taxpayers' money" and that it was not up to the taxpayer to fund Mr MacShane's trips around Europe.

Read: McShane's 'deception was calculated and designed'

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Ex-MP jailed for expenses fraud

Disgraced former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been jailed for six months at the Old Bailey after admitting making bogus expense claims amounting to nearly £13,000.