Nigel Farage has said he does not think Maria Miller resigning as Culture Secretary is "enough" and it is time voters were given the right to sack MPs who have stepped out of line.
The UKIP leader also rejected any suggestion that his own party had been abusing the expenses system in the European Parliament by using the money for eurosceptic campaigns.
Maria Miller handed in her resignation today, saying the row over her expenses had become 'an enormous distraction'.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The son of a Pakistani immigrant, the newly-appointed Culture Secretary has been tipped by some as a future Conservative leader.