AN ELEVENTH hour climb down saw one of the borough’s MPs back out of a face-to-face parliamentary briefing to explain expenses claims.
Dawn Butler MP for Brent South cancelled crisis talks with the [Willesden and Brent] Times at Portcullis House in Westminster by text message just as a reporter arrived at the Houses of Parliament for the scheduled meeting on May 21.
Ms Butler claims a prior engagement overran, but when offered a chance to conduct the interview over the phone, she refused to comment… (Source: Willesden and Brent Times)
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