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I was, of course, speaking tongue in cheek. They should pay for their living out of their salary the same as other working people. :wink::wink:

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Thankfully it seems as though it will be scrapped.

 

Following quote from The Daily Telegraph:

 

"......But the members estimate committee chose not to change the subsistence arrangements and they were confirmed in a revised edition of the Green Book slipped out quietly on July 13. Sir Christopher is likely to propose scrapping the ?25-a-night flat rate for subsistence when he reports in October, or at least demand that receipts are produced for every single cup of coffee or sandwich.

 

MPs are likely to accept all his recommendations, particularly now that the Speaker has agreed that receipts must be produced for all claims."

 

You might like to read the Green Book. :wink:

 

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/GreenBook0907.pdf

 

The ?25 referred to is on page 14 section 2.1.3.2

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But they just don't "get it" Paul. :twisted: The mere fact that they have any expenses/allowances throws up the suspicion that they are somehow fiddling them. A simple solution (as I've suggested ad nauseum) is to scrap ALL expenses/allowances and just pay them a flat rate salary; thus no need for receipts and no need to become an amateur accountant. Second homes: just provide them with a flat in an MPs hostel. Office and staffing requirements: just provide them with it and exclude close relatives - sorted. Second jobs: just ban them from having incomes from anything other than their MPs salary - sorted. They're going in circles trying to think up schemes that can be milked. :twisted:

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Seems it's not just the politicians who are "still at it"; it appears that the bonus culture is back in the city, with bankers still being rewarded for failiure; and 90% mortgages back on offer, with deposits being borrowed on a credit card. :shock::twisted: Seems we're now a nation of serial credit junkies. :roll::cry:

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