Friday, February 05, 2010

Parliament of thieves

The Legg report into UK Parliamentary expenses is out, and the headline recommendation is that 372 MPs must repay more than £1.1 million in fiddled expenses. That's more than half the House! The UK Commons really is a Parliament of thieves.

The BBC has a full list of the guilty here. Not a single one of them deserves anyone's vote in the upcoming election. Thieves like this should not be sitting in Parliament.

Meanwhile, tomorrow we will learn whether any of those who committed outright fraud with false invoices for fake mortgages or accommodation "expenses" when they were staying with friends will be prosecuted. Here's hoping. These people defrauded the public and abused the public trust, and they need to be held accountable for it, pour encourager les autres.