Right Dishonourable Members: Do unto others… not us!

By DeusExMacintosh


Some MPs are planning to challenge requests they repay money following an independent review of expenses claims.

Auditor Sir Thomas Legg has reviewed second homes expenses claims since 2004 and applied new retrospective limits on allowances for gardening and cleaning.

Labour’s Martin Salter, who does not claim for a second home, said some MPs were angry and may take legal action.

Tory leader David Cameron has said he will withdraw the whip from any of his MPs who refuse to pay when asked.

BBC News

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  1. […] I have no personal objection to the basic expenses provision that covers rent or mortgage interest payments to support a second London-based home for those MPs whose constituencies are far outside the capital. But not making a distinction between single MPs and couples is what enabled husband and wife Andrew MacKay, MP for Bracknall and Julie Kirkbridge (also a Conservative MP) to claim second home expenses on TWO DIFFERENT London properties without breaching the rules. For those concerned with political balance, Labour’s power couple Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were at it too. […]

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