Thursday 7 January 2010

MPs back in the trough

I was always worried that letting MPs off the hook by having an independent body set their pay and allowances would further fuel their ability to take money from us.

Rumours are floating around that the New Labour crony who has been appointed as the expenses watchdog is going to come up with some generous alternatives after the hairshirted approach of 2009. See this Sky blog comment.

The only way of dealing with this is to be fully transparent and make MPs responsible and accountable. And to have fewer of them...

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