Greed, not need
Have our MPs no moral standards? Renting out their London properties for profit and claiming rent from the taxpayer for other accommodation.
Obviously they are trying to circumvent the spirit of the expenses system and take as much money as possible from taxpayers.
There is no justifiable reason for acting in this way and it can only be put down to greed, not need.
The MPs’ expenses rules are wrong to allow this; this loophole should be closed forthwith.
One had hoped that the recent expenses’ scandals would have brought a higher level of moral behaviour from our elected representatives.
Your article outlining Speaker Bercow’s objections to publishing details of accommodation expenses by MPs is completely and utterly unbelievable.
Has the Speaker not learned from his predecessor that such conduct cannot be accepted? Despite his personal crusade to clean up the expenses scandal upon his elevation to the office he prefers to cover up this blatant hypocrisy.
Politicians continue to carry on lining their pockets at the taxpayers’ expense. It is no wonder that we look on in dismay at their conduct.
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