Matt Why the duck house was a cartoonists dream come true

_ In the latest episode of the Telegraph’s Expenses podcast, Matt talks for the first time about what it was like to work through the scandal – and revisits the eureka moments behind some of his best-loved drawings.You can listen to the episode via the player above, or subscribe to the whole Expenses series – for free – on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or by searching for “Expenses” in your preferred podcast app.  Over the next six weeks, Matt drew out the funny side of the expenses story via a series of inspired front page cartoons, covering everything from second home claims to resigning politicians – and, of course, a well-known floating “pond feature”.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. _ At 4pm on May 7 2009, Matt Pritchett was taken aside by the Telegraph’s then-editor, Will Lewis, and told to come up with a joke about MPs’ expenses. Lewis wouldn’t tell him much more than that about the story – which, even with hours to go before publication, was still a closely-guarded secret in the newspaper – and so Matt put together the following cartoon:

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