Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tory Expenses

No excuses, no defence.

Where they are wrong they are wrong.

The second home allowance is to pay for what is necessary for conducting parliamentary business.

You do not require a tennis court either in London or your constituency to do that, nor a moat or any other aggrandisement's.

You just need a home. Mind you, you definitely do not need one in Southampton, if you are the MP for Luton South, even if you claim your partner lives their, as records show he "lives" in Luton.

Politicians need to get in touch.

Raising their pay is no answer either. I would be happy to raise MP's pay, but alas looking at the legislation that has come out of the house of Commons in the last 12 years, there is no justification for that.

The Telegraph has this

Still, looking on the bright side, the Liberal Democrats are apparently next!


John Robertson Nicoll said...

At the moment as far as the respective guilt of the two main parties are concerned, its like watching two flies fighting over a piece of s--t. At least Cameron has made a good fist of showing he is prepared to do something about his own party's culpability.

Benedict White said...

John, to some extent I agree. I can't begin to fathom how someone who claims to be a politician could have ever made some of the claims we have seen which are so politicaly inept.