Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, has just been ordered by the Commons Committee on Standards to repay £5,800 of expenses and apologise to the House.

The Committee criticised her for the "legalistic" manner in which she argued her case. Although this possibly shouldn't have come as a surprise, given that her husband is a lawyer. Iain Miller is a partner at Bevan Brittan, Head of the London Commercial Litigation Group, one of the principal advisors to the SRA. And a specialist in matters of misconduct.

    Maria Miller apologising unreservedly today

Funny old world.