A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Labour MP admits expenses fraud

Labour MP Eric Illsley has admitted he fraudulently claimed more than £20,000 in parliamentary expenses. Appearing at Southwark Crown Court, he admitted three charges of false accounting. This after he strenuously denied any wrongdoing. I get the impression that for quite a few MPs, the culture of shoving things down as expenses was a completely OK thing because they felt aggrieved at their "low pay". They should get real. Let them have proper salaries and proper expenses. Even now the whole remuneration system is creaking alongside mutterings and moanings.

No doubt Illsley will do time. Will his constituents have to become prison visitors if they want to see him or will there be a by-election? We should all be told!


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