29th May 2010
David Laws resigns over expose of expenses paid to secret lover 61
9:35 PM — David Laws has resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury after it was revealed he paid almost £40,000 in expenses to his secret boyfriend. Mr Laws, a Liberal Democrat, is the first casualty of the coalition.
President of Malawi frees and pardons gay couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour 29
5:24 PM — The president of Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika has pardoned the gay couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour for conducting an illegal wedding in the country. The move was announced during a visit to the country by the secretary general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.
Cabinet minister David Laws forced to come out as gay following expenses expose 43
10:58 AM — David Laws, the Liberal Democrat appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury has been forced to come out as gay after the Daily Telegraph revealed he had claimed almost £40,000 in rent that was paid to his secret partner breaking the rules on MPs' second home expenses.