Not being a tax guru I was wondering what the taxman thinks of the claims that "Right Honourable Members" have made. Those of us ordinary mortals that claim expenses incured as a direct result of work have to prove as such via submitting receipts - any money received that is not regarded as directly compensating necessary work expenses is classified by the Inland Revenue as income. On this basis surely many MPs must now be looking at charges of tax evasion, or not declaring income? Can Parliament protect MPs from the long arm of the tax man? Moat clearing should come out of net income IMO and Parliament paying for it should be classified as income?