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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24613217

"MPs resist watchdog's proposal to curb expenses

A powerful MPs' group has rejected a plan by Parliament's financial watchdog to cut expenses"

It's good to know that they are working hard to save money and cut our taxes.

Another good advert for UKIP.

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A 'powerful' MPs' group!!??? They are not powerful - no group of MPs or for that matter individual MPs are powerful. They are elected! In fact, they'll soon realise quite how much 'power' they have when their names are released to their constituents!! :lol: Why is the xxffing BBC colluding in this nonsense by stating that they're powerful as though it's a fact?

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Well, these are the members

Rt hon Kevin Barron MP (Chair) Labour

Sir Paul Beresford MP Conservative

Mr Robert Buckland MP Conservative

Mr Christopher Chope MP Conservative

Rt hon Tom Clarke MP Labour

Mr Geoffrey Cox MP Conservative

Sharon Darcy Lay Member

Sir Nick Harvey MP Liberal Democrat

Peter Jinman Lay Member

Fiona O'Donnell MP Labour

Walter Rader Lay Member

Heather Wheeler MP Conservative

Dr Alan Whitehead MP Labour

Of the actual MPs, how many have safe seats? Christopher Chope has a majority of 15,410, or 56.4% of the vote in Christichurch, ahead of the Liberal Democrat on 12,478 (25.3%), the Labour candidate on 4,849 (9.8%) and UKIP on 4,201 (8.5%).

That was after the Telegraph ran a story in 2009 m claiming £881 on expenses for the repair of a sofa.

If he stands at the next election, I've a fiver on him getting in.

I don't know about the others and haven't time to research them. Work to do.

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This is always worth a read. Info on all MPs.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2012/sep/07/full-list-mps-expenses-ipsa-data-interactive

I wonder what MPs would say is an acceptable increase in salary for them to get zero expenses? Would be interesting to hear. Looking at some of these figures it might be the only way to save some money (and integrity) in the long term.

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What about giving them their pay rise (via PAYE) and not allow them to claim any expenses but pay for extras through their improved salary. That is the fairest solution and what they expect the untermensch to do.

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What about giving them their pay rise (via PAYE) and not allow them to claim any expenses but pay for extras through their improved salary. That is the fairest solution and what they expect the untermensch to do.

have touted something like this before.:

1) mp "office" residence in london to follow the swedish system....ie the apartment is owned by the taxpayer and "rented" free of charge for the duration of tenure.

2) all expenses to be paid on HoC "credit card", with published statements monthly, publicly online, with receipts.

...improper accounting subject to "inspectorate"

..delibrate malfeasance punishable by a VERY lond spell in jail.

if said malfeasance includes offering assistance to hostile governments,parties, then should be counted as treason with applicable punishment

...corporate bungs/lobby groubs cash/influence strictly prohibited.....again count as above.

punishment being very long spell in jail for both "accepting" MP and the entire board of directors of company trying to unduly influence policy.

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Another good advert for UKIP.

Considering that they're the worst expense thieves of the lot - members jailed for defrauding the european parliament with their expense claims, rarely showing up to work whilst still claiming everything they can - no, another reminder of why that cancer needs to be destroyed.

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