Margaret Moran on trial – sort of

Disgraced former Labour MP for Luton South Margaret MoranOne of the things that I have regularly featured on this blog over the years is the disgrace of former Luton South MP Margaret Moran whose political career went up in flames when she was accused of a wholesale fiddling of her expenses.

That accusation finally went to trail last week at Southwark Crown Court. Although it is a pretty unusual trail.

Moran cannot be found guilty as she has been declared ‘unfit to plead’ due to mental illness. The jury will still have to decide whether or not the expense fiddling took place — but if the case is proven — no punishment will be given out. The Telegraph has a good explanation of this odd legal situation.

The trail should resume this morning.

More from me on Margaret Moran can be found here.

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