Court rejects 'parliamentary privilege' expenses appeal

Three former Labour MPs should face criminal trials over their expenses claims, the Supreme Court has ruled.

It rejected an appeal by David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine that their cases should be heard by Parliament, not the courts.

The three men, who all deny theft by false accounting, will face separate trials at Southwark Crown Court.

The Supreme Court said the reasons for rejecting the appeal would be given at a later date.

Andy Tighe reports.

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