Enough is enough

There is a fantastic advertisement in today’s Times getting the word out to the public about MPs’ shameless behaviour. It’s sponsored by Unlock Democracy. Take a look if you’ve not seen it. And remember that you only have until tomorrow morning to write to or telephone your MP!

Expenses claimed by MPs in 2008:
£87.6 million

Margaret Beckett’s garden plants and pergola:
£1,920

Barbara Follett’s window cleaning (wife of millionaire author Ken Follett):
£1,600

Derek Conway’s son’s salary (who was a full-time student at the time):
£40,000

Nicholas and Ann Winterton’s house rent expenses paid to their children’s trust fund;
£21,600

Exclusiong of MPs’ expenses from the Freedom of Information Act:
SHAMELESS

“There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there’s MP Expenses.”

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