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Parliament Publishes MPs Expenses – Farce!


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Mps Allowances have now been published and frankly it is an exercise in deception. MPs are hiding details behind the Data Protection Act and this is totally unacceptable. It will very difficult to trace the homes where expenses are claimed for thus hiding cases of “flipping”. I am beginning to examine my own MPs claims: so far I am disgusted the man who has numerous properties and is fairly well off, occupying a safe Tory seat, has claimed recently £200 for food! I shall research more and see what other outrageous claims he is making. As these people are elected by their constituents and represent all constituents: they should be fully accountable. Hiding details of expenses is not going to win back public confidence. Government in a democracy must be open.

More than a million printed documents and receipts have been scanned electronically over the last year in a major publishing operation to make information on MPs’ allowances freely available to the public online. These relate to MPs’ claims dating back to 2004/05 and up to 2007/08…”more

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