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Labour Backbenchers Discontent Is Growing With Gordon Brown

By Tory Aardvark

Yesterday there were rumblings of discontent from 5 Labour MP about their Sir Thomas Legg repayments

Another mess I have got myself in

Another mess I have got myself in

Today the rumblings are getting stronger and even Labour Ministers are admitting that Gordon Brown has become the focus for backbench discontent.

Sir Thomas Legg has not worked out as Brown had hoped, it all backfired rather badly for the Prime Mentalist when Sir Thomas asked him for more than £12,000 in over claimed expenses.

MPs warned that the revolt would become even bigger if they are sent backdated tax bills by HM Revenue and Customs, which is investigating whether furniture and fittings bought under the “second homes” allowances should be regarded as a taxable benefit. “That would mean hitting us twice – one repayment for Legg, another for the tax man,” one Labour MP said.