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Thursday, April 07, 2011

MPs expenses published

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has just published details of 576 MPs' expenses. It totals £3.2 million. It's all quite absurd. This new quango costs a fortune and MPs are still not happy. What they should do is just claim for personal expenses and the rest is seen as being part of the job. What other organisations get their work-related costs shoved down as expenses. The trouble is parliament is still seen as a gentlemen's club rather than a place for modern democratic debate. Just by publishing some figures IPSA isn't going to solve the problem.


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