MP'S IN A DIFFERENT WORLD…

Mp's In A Different World...
Mp's In A Different World...

MP'S IN A DIFFERENT WORLD

Interesting articles in both the National Papers and local paper today, revealing the extent of sponsorships, expenses and taxpayer funded trips that MP's enjoy.

In The Times, there are many examples of what they call "Chumocracy"… a new term which describes how the Conservatives handed out multi million pound contracts to friends and supporters, even a Conservative Councillor without all that tiresome business of advertising it and making it a competitive process.

Personally, I don't like the term they are using. Call it what it is… "corruption".

The Daily Echo have had a look at items declared by MP's on their register of interests. There some good examples of sums being given to MP's for apparently little work, including a Southampton MP who gets tidy sums from a local landowner. I wonder why?

Another local Tory MP had a nice all expenses trip to visit the Space Agency, NASA in Florida. Apparently, it was necessary for him to go there in person to learn about it all!

Not all MP's are maximising their incomes by doing extra work for private interests, or taking trips abroad but those who are will shortly be asking much lower paid public servants to accept a pay freeze, not long after all MP's got a very substantial increase on what are already pretty sizeable salaries and allowances.

Clearly, little has changed since the expenses scandal a decade or so ago. Perhaps there is more transparency but it isn't stopping them, is it?


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