"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Report On MPs' Expenses Available

At ten o'clock this morning from the Committee on Standards in Public Life
UPDATE:   Summary here.
Sir Christopher Kelly: "Revelations about the expenses system have caused considerable damage. I do not believe that trust in those who govern us will be restored unless those in authority show leadership and determination in putting the abuses of the past behind them, however uncomfortable that may be for some.

"We are clear that the three tests set for us by the leaders of the main parties - increased accountability, transparency and reduced cost - have been met. This report should now be handed over to the regulatory body for implementation in full, with the changes introduced from the beginning of the next Parliament. My Committee will continue to take a close interest."

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