Comments on: MPs’ expenses: rubbing it in? http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/ Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Thomas Webb http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12067 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:25:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12067 I think you’ll find its sacreligious to believe you are God.

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By: syndicate http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12062 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:53:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12062 Will Blair be asked to return his property portfolio and gains from such, I don;t think so ! It is probably ‘in the wife’s name’!

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By: Rob - Bedfordshire http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12027 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:21:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12027 MPs morality should be untouchable. If they can’t be trusted to be honorable with what they claim from the state surely we can no longer trust them to vote on issues far more important. We all know in he real world these expenses would not have been cleared by the accounts department let alone have been paid. They are proved time and time again to be liars and now thieves if we as voters allow them to get away with it we are not using our votes correctly. Please all be aware this isn’t a recent thing they have been doing it for centuries they don’t even think its wrong so they will not change.

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By: les http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12024 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:52:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12024 All those MPs who don’t comply with what the leaders say and pay back the money they have stolen should rightfull go, let the people deal with the rest at voting time, and by the way,do not reward those who do go with a nice fat juicy pension that many us dream about. People who commit fraud usuall end up in jail, dont they?

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By: god http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12020 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:49:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12020 The comments I have just read are obviously by MP’s with no sense of shame.

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12011 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:19:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12011 The way this has been handled leaves a lot to be desired and seems to cause more confusion than it solves. The focus should have been (a) on identifying wrongdoing under the rules as they stood (claims for mortgages that had already been paid off and that sort of thing), and (b) on rewriting the rules now to satisfy the general public’s perception of what is acceptable. If individual MPs felt with hindsight that regardless of the state of the old rules, they should in all conscience pay money back, all well and good, but this blanket retrospective approach is probably unlawful and almost certainly unenforceable, and I will be rather surprised if a group of MPs don’t get together and challenge it in the courts.

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By: Thomas Webb http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12008 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:45:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12008 Empowerment of people is what we require, not the shortfallings of people with far to much money to know what to do. Concentrate on the people.

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By: Thomas Webb http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/10/13/mps-expenses-rubbing-it-in/comment-page-1/#comment-12006 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=4525#comment-12006 A much sought after position in any company should be thanks enough for years of dedication. Even with the 50% top end of tax these salaries are obscene and furthermore unnecessary to support life. £12,000 is a point of contortion that must only be seen as a well thought out piece of propganda to create further debate amongst the public, to by time in the wake of an over-bearing deficit. Money is a man-made creation, we should be addressing the way we can evolve to create equality amongst person-kind and not issuing a licence for further, draining political debates.

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