Peter Oborne writes in today's Mail that Michael Trend was exposed 'because a whistleblower was so disgusted by the MP's criminal conduct'.
However, that would imply that his behaviour was exceptional. As we now know, it was all too commonplace. Trend was exposed because he tried to sack one of his staff and she was so angry at this abuse of her 'job for life' scam that she exposed Trend for his scam. She was then taken on by Norman Tebbit to shut her up.
Peter Oborne clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. He's making assertions without any supporting evidence. Yet he's supposed to be a professional at the top of his trade. We're better off with free comment on the blogs – it's more accurate and better informed.