Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Commons refuse to show their expenses

The House of Commons has refused to give details of how much each MP claims in travel expenses despite two recent rulings from the Freedom of Information (FoI) watchdog ordering politicians to open their books.

An order by the Scottish FoI commissioner recently led to a huge drop in the amount that members of the Scottish Parliament claimed for travel, and exposed abuse by two MSPs that led one to quit and another to resign as Tory leader.

Well doesn’t that show that our parliament is full of criminals? Why shouldn’t we be allowed to see their individual travel expenses? They work for us and we pay for their expenses. If they want to keep them they should show us how much they spend.

No doubt we will probably find a load of the MPs abusing the system like they did straightaway in Scotland but then again their Parliament actually works to help Scotland while ours help them selves.

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