Monday, 19 January 2009

MPs to be exempt from publishing expenses

One of my readers has just sent me the following email.

“On Thursday MPs will vote to hide details of their expenses[1].MySociety are very much against this move[2][3] and want people tohelp them get the word out. I think the easiest way is for people tojoin the facebook group[4] (assuming you agree, of course). I'm noton facebook but have just written to my MP (Stephen Ladyman) to askhim to vote against the order.Anyway, that's all for now.Cheers,Chris”

I have to admit to not having heard about this one, but on the face of it, it doesn’t sound good, below the links he sent.

[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jan/16/mps-expenses-exemption

[2] http://www.mysociety.org/2009/01/17/6-days-to-stop-mps-concealing-their-expenses/

[3] http://www.mysociety.org/2009/01/19/mps-expenses-pulling-out-the-stops/

[4] http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=50061011231

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