This is fun isn\’t it?

Kevin Barron, the chairman of the standards and privileges committee, claimed £1,500 a month to rent a home belonging to Jon Trickett, the shadow Cabinet Office minister responsible for highlighting government sleaze.

Mr Barron, whose committee sits in judgment of MPs accused of ethically questionable behaviour, began renting Mr Trickett’s home after selling his taxpayer-funded flat for a profit of almost £500,000 after the expenses scandal.

2 thoughts on “This is fun isn\’t it?”

  1. Because some people can set out rules for themselves they did so to their own benefit. But the government kept things secret and people got carried away because no one knew. Then the public found out and government had to do something. But they did what they always do – impose rules and regulations and guidelines. But then people do what people do and find the loopholes. And the still the government tries to keep things secret.

    The government should be given a kick up the arse and told that it’s not rules and regulations that solve problems, it’s transparency. MPs should be able to do whatever they want, but be up front with it and use as much of their own money as possible – just like the 99.99999% of the rest of the population who don’t get so many perks of the job.

    For MPs the perks of the job is the ability to tell the plebs how to live their lives. They shouldn’t need much else in monetary perks. That’s why many become politicians.

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