Angry public ‘want MPs to be housed in Olympic barracks’

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  1. Times 17th June

    MPs have exploited their expenses for personal gain, the watchdog responsible for devising a new system declared yesterday.

    The withering assessment of MPs’ behaviour came as Shahid Malik, a minister cleared by Gordon Brown of any wrongdoing, faced a second investigation into his living arrangements and as it emerged that Brian Binley, the Conservative MP for Northampton South, claimed £57,000 in rent for a flat owned by his own company.

    Sir Christopher Kelly, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, said that the public would like to see MPs housed together in barracks in the Olympic village after 2012, and demanded a new culture rather than new rules in Westminster to restore MPs’ integrity.
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Not a bad idea for the place. It would mean that at least it would be used. Cafeteria system already set up there too. Quids in!
  3. One location would be easier to secure and I'm sure there will be fast and efficient public transport from the olympic village to Westminster.

    Get's my vote!

    (they'd even have swimming pools, running tracks etc to keep them healthy)
  4. Outstanding idea, large canteen with chips as a option, secure main entrance, and perimeter guards, gosh sounds like another role for the Household Div public duties on two fronts!
  5. The idea was first published in the last edition of Private Eye. :roll:

    And it's very good one.
  6. Take over the housing of a group of elitists, hell bent on personal glory, who'll do anything for gold? I think they'll fit in quite nicely.
  7. Actually a barracks is not such a bad idea. It could become a hothouse for political ideas. Didn't the Russians make their politicians stay in the Kremlin? Perhaps the pros and cons of that should be studied.
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Brilliant idea - we could even have our own Munich '72 event every four years if it doesn't pan out.
  9. By the way, who will pay for MPs' lovers' flats, or can they move into the barracks too?
  10. What a brilliantly warped idea :D
  11. genuinly a very good idea