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The dogs, the dogs, they're at it again

MPs Halifax Expenses

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#1 JohnM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

The dogs, the dogs, they're at it again!

MP pockets £19,000 a year renting taxpayer-funded second home to fellow MP while she claims expenses for a third property

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, Chris Bryant, the shadow immigration minister, and former defence ministers Peter Luff and Nick Harvey, as well as David Amess, a Tory MP.

see Guardian, Telegraph and Mail

Edited by JohnM, 19 October 2012 - 08:16 AM.


#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

The Torygraph as well, although they don't limit themselves to taking a party political line, naming tories as well. :rolleyes:

As fleetstreetfox puts it, they never seem to learn. :angry:
"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

#3 markleeds

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

Why don't they just take control of the flats built for the Olympics and make MPs live in those?

#4 T-Dub

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Why don't they just take control of the flats built for the Olympics and make MPs live in those?

I suggested that to my MP several months ago
He didnt seem too keen

#5 longboard

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

The dogs, the dogs, they're at it again!

MP pockets £19,000 a year renting taxpayer-funded second home to fellow MP while she claims expenses for a third property

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, Chris Bryant, the shadow immigration minister, and former defence ministers Peter Luff and Nick Harvey, as well as David Amess, a Tory MP.

see Guardian, Telegraphand Mail


Good to see the spirit of enterprise is alive in the House of Commons. ;)

#6 RidingPie

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

nowt like transparency in a democracy!

#7 JohnM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

..and this is nothing like transparency. :lol: Still, when Levison recommendations become law...... :rolleyes:

#8 John Drake

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

..and this is nothing like transparency. :lol: Still, when Levison recommendations become law...... :rolleyes:


... it'll mean the national press can devote more time and effort to genuine public interest stories like this rather than looking up celebrities skirts...? We can but hope.

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#9 JohnM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

I think we may need more than hope. Any money that any Levison legislation will protect our noble MPs?





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