Public to have say on MPs' expenses

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by rockape34, Jan 5, 2011.

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  2. The public may have a say,but who is going to listen?
  3. A bit like the on line petitions to goverment. Changes will only occur if they coincide with political capital/financial advantages being gained.
  4. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    I work for an organisation with 95,000 employees. We have a set of rules about what is valid for expenses and what is not. I also have to use a corporate credit card, which provides a simple list of what what I have spent money on.

    When I incur expenses I raise an on-line request for reimbursement, scan the receipts and email them to the expenses department as a record to validate against my credit card. My line manager Ok's my expenses and a payment is automatically made to my bank account. I then pay my corporate credit card bill. It is a simple and cost effective system.

    If my organisation with 95,000 employees can run a simple, cost effective system, why can't the 650 MP's get to grips with theirs?

    What part of stop fiddling the tax payer do the cnuts not understand?

  5. I don't see why we need a say in what they can claim. Just make public what each MP claims and they would soon self-regulate.
  6. Oh no. We cannot subject our elected Boys and Gels in Parliament to such close fiscal scrutiny, oh dear no. It might be again their...

    (1) Umin Rites... (which is surprising that none of them have invoked this as being so..!)
    (2) It's too bureaucratic..... (well the previous system was like the Social Benefits System - easy to fiddle)
    (2) We are the Elected Representatives, so we ARE Special and Different.... (possibly, some probably do succumb to the delusions of grandeur bit!).

    The bleats, whine and moans will continue from our elected Boys and Gels for a long time to come. Possibly they will in time, try and bend the system back to where it was back before the expenses scandal broke. A free for all, and reinstate claims for mortgage payments on second homes, holiday homes abroad, and the expenses accrued on keeping Mistresses in London flats by horny old Geezers well past their sell by date. (all alleged of course).

    One wonders if Teflon B'Liar's shredded expenses will ever be 'investigated'...... or if he ever claimed on them... (all alleged of course).
  7. Wordy,you weren't claiming for your floating duck house,cleaning out your moat or for viewing porno movies were you!The greedy fat ******* have brought this on themselves.
  8. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

    Has anybody found where we can make our insignificant public say on this gross theft
  9. Please mark your email with 'Consultation response'. If you do not have access to email, you may send a paper copy of your response to:

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  10. Do you think they will accept "your not ******* having any you greedy *****" as a valid consultation response.
  11. I'll believe it when it happens and even if anything happens at all, it will be vastly watered down to allow the greedy ******* to ultimately take responsibility for their own expenses.
  12. I rather thought the public have been having their say for quite some time on this issue but as usual they were being ignored. This is obviously an exercise to point to at a future point TBD and say "We did consult you even though our complete doing the opposite of what the public wants might be considered evidence that we didn't..."
  13. I'm sure they will have been told to whine a lot and most of the public will be glad to hear tales of hardship. In reality things will be as bad if not worse than before. They lie.
  14. Typically it all comes down to their own feelings of self-worth and entitlement. As an example, the new Mayor of Toronto immediately reduced the "Office Expenses" for councilors from $53,000 per year to $30,000 py. The very 1st interview with one of the "lefty" councilors who had voted against the reduction was: "this is ridiculous, I will now have to pay out of my own pocket for my DAILY morning COFFEE !" completely missing the point and completely missing the fact that millions of regular Joe Blow employees do indeed pay for their own morning coffee.

    I really don't see how difficult it is to set up simple rules and regulations. Step one: Ask Wordsmiths company for a copy of their rules, Step two: Adapt for Government Expenses. Step Three: Implement. - Problem solved at minimal cost.
  15. ******* greedy bastards...and they have the nerve to claim they are "serving" the country!