Monday, Nov 19, 2012

Landlords are possibly literally an MPs best friend

Channel 4, Dispatches: Landlord list reveals names in new MPs' expenses row

There are now more than 300 MPs claiming rent, dispatches reporter Antony Barnett told Channel 4 News: "We wanted to know who MPs are renting from, we knew there were more than 300 claiming rent expenses but didn't have any details." Dispatches looks in detail at MPs found to have rented out property, then put in a claim for renting another home.

Posted by enuii @ 05:50 PM (1559 views) Add Comment

3 Comments

1. khards said...

It's time the country bought a hotel to house them in, each MP could have their own generous sized room for the duration that they are an MP.
In the long term it would pay for it's self with the money saved on rent.

Monday, November 19, 2012 07:16PM Report Comment
 

2. Ajax23 said...

I thought the Ch4 Dispatches was a bit weak and played aroudn the edges of this morality issue.
I always thought that being an MP was (in part) a vocational enterprise with decent remuneration financially for your efforts to improve society and speak for those people you are meant to represent.
But its seems its always been the case that many MP's are power hungry sycophants looking after their own interests and stuffing lots of lovely taxpayers cash in their pockets and citing 'the rules' when their challenged.
Its the minority of straight MP's i feel sorry for.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 09:55AM Report Comment
 

3. greenmind said...

MPs should have their pay increased to £100,000 p.a. and be given a flat amount to cover expenses based on the distance they live from Westminster - a sliding scale up to say £20,000 for the MP for the Outer Hebrides. This would eliminate the temptation to play around with receipts and reduce the need for bureaucracy around expenses claims. Halving the number of MPs would also be a good move.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 02:42PM Report Comment
 

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