Friday, November 13, 2009
Didn’t the sack the last speaker because of the MP’s Expenses Scandal?
Astounding! ".....Mr Bercow ordered the makeover, covering work from child-friendly redecorating to new televisions and furniture, within weeks of his election as Speaker in June. His wife, Sally, oversaw most of the work and the couple pushed ahead with the overhaul despite being warned by Parliamentary officials that the costs may be seen as excessive. ...... ....The new disclosures about Mr Bercow's spending are likely to prove embarrassing for the new Speaker who was elected on a promise to restore trust in Parliament in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal. During his campaign to become speaker, he said: â€œIt is high time the House (of Commons) was run by professionals on a transparent basis, ensuring that we are accountable to the people who put us here.â€