Friday, January 16, 2009

MPs expenses - status quo prevails

So after the big fuss over the John Lewis list, the hiring of family members and all the myriad ways MPs spend our money on themselves with little or no oversight big changes were promised. Said changes have now been whispered under the deafening barrage of Heathrow and they amount to... pretty much nothing. The report can be found here the changes needed start on page 35 (39 by count) they've renamed some items for clarity and set a few new limits.

Will we get to find out what is being bought - nope; so will we know if even these pathetic new rules are being kept - nope.