Now she\’s actually correct. Yes, the ACA has grown because no one was willing for MPs to have the pay rises the salary review boards suggested over the years. It was felt that MPs should not get whacking great pay rises, for the public would not wear it. Thus have expenses instead which the public won\’t know about and thus won\’t complain about.
She\’s absolutely correct, this is indeed what has been going on.
However, the truth ain\’t all that great an excuse.
For the logic of it is is that, umm "You wouldn\’t give us more money so we took it without you knowing".
In other words the Nadine Dorries defence is "It\’s OK because we were lying to you".