Saturday, July 05, 2008

MPs want more from us

MPs are trying to take the public for a ride again. This time they want more money so they can spend it on plush new offices after some MPs said they couldn’t afford their own office. Instead of giving them more money why not just have the local council in their constituency give them an office at a reduced rent? Local councils have a lot of property which they own. I am sure they could find something.

Sir Christopher Kelly, the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life has criticised Michael Martin’s review of MPs expenses, rightly so. You can’t really review something when you’re feeding from the same trough. It should be done independently.

There are some things that people are making a big deal over but there isn’t anything wrong with it. Some MPs are employing family members. I don’t see it as a big deal as long as the family members are actually doing the job they were employed to do. If the public are concerned the most that should be done is make it public and if their constituents don’t like it they can kick them out at the next election.

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