Thursday, March 27, 2008

MP's second homes legal fight - adding insult to injury

We've been here before. It happened in connection with publication of detailed MP's travel expense claims. Good old Norman Baker fought to have them released. The reactionary drag on progress which is the Speaker's office, in cahoots with the worst of the MPs, fought to keep them covered up. They were released.

Now the same thing is happening with MP's second homes' expense details.

I am just flabbergasted that there should be any attempt not to publish this information. The public has been paying these expenses into MPs pockets, so the public has every right to know how much was paid out for what items.

To think that the public is now paying to fund a legal action, on behalf of the speaker, to stop publication of the details is a classic case of "adding insult to injury". It is just breathtaking.

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