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Have you had enough of MPs on the make? Or should I say the on the take? Or does their ingenuity still fascinate you? What does appear from the amazing revelations of the past few weeks is that we have too many MPs in the UK and this results in them using their idle creativity on expenses rather than policies ñ not that the ruling clique would ever allow two thirds of the parliamentary Labour Party with in a million miles of policy making so lets make money. It staves off boredom.

Westminster should have been warned, they all found the cry ëTaxi for McLetchie!í a great laugh. This was not for the mother of Parliaments surely. Well it is perhaps itís worth looking at what the Scottish accepts as its rules; got to mspallowances.scottish.parliament.uk/MSPAllowances/ and you can find out the rules and the individual claims.

As well as The Scottish parliament we can also look to the European Parliament for advice. Here they meet the necessary additional costs with allowances for travel on presentation of a boarding pass etc., and a per diem for overnight accommodation and additional meals away from home. The details can be found at www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/expert/staticDisplay.do?language=EN&id=39 The whole sorry mess can be found daily at www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/. I also recommend you look to www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5298303/MPs-expenses-The-best-of-the-begging-letters.html to which the recommendation for a period of silence from those involved would be good advice for them to take.

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