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    David Chaytor.....a sacrificial lamb ?

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    Angie baby
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    David Chaytor.....a sacrificial lamb ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 11:44 am

    I find it really galling that only one of the dozens of MPs that fiddled their expenses is going to get done in a court of law.

    I suspect that he has been chosen as a the sacrificial lamb just so that we see the law in action.

    Total nonsense !

    See this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/8180448/David-Chaytor-the-former-Labour-MP-faces-jail-after-guilty-plea-protects-daughter.html
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    Re: David Chaytor.....a sacrificial lamb ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 05 Dec 2010, 11:26 am

    While I agree with all you say there Angie, I think there are another two just waiting to be dealt with, including a peer of the realm.

    I think that this whole nonsense was created by the rules around parliamentary expenses being far too wooly and easy to manipulate. They HAVE tightened up a bit here but I think that there is still a lot of tightening up to go yet.


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    Re: David Chaytor.....a sacrificial lamb ?

    Post by zathrus on Fri 10 Dec 2010, 12:15 pm

    Dead right Paps !

    The rules for applying for expenses were deliberately designed to be easy to get round and this stems from the time that members of parliament did not actually get paid a wage for doing the job.

    Now that they are getting fabulous salaries for being members of parliament I see no reason for any expenses to be paid on top. After all, the rest of us have to pay for transport to and from our work and we are not subsidised for many other expenses.

    What's good for the goose......." they say !
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    Re: David Chaytor.....a sacrificial lamb ?

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 30 Dec 2010, 11:33 am

    Whether any more of the last lot will get done I don't know as most of that is now water under the bridge. I do expect most of the expense applications will be much more restricted now that they have changed the rules a bit.

    I guess we are just going to have to wait and see if the new - and supposedly clearer - rules are worked around so that there are still fiddlers to be captured next year.

    I would not be surprised if there is !


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