Massie, Alex, The American Conservative
London's reform plan: copy Congress
MOST BRITONS have favorite moments from the Great Parliamentary Expenses Scandal of 2009. For some, it was discovering that one Member of Parliament had forwarded the cost of dredging a moat around his country house, or the spectacle of another MP putting in a claim for an ornamental duck house. For yet others, the pornographic films billed by the home secretary's husband took the biscuit.
Day after day, the Daily Telegraph published details of the abuse of parliamentary expenses that MP's, it became clear, had been sensible to keep hidden. Members of Gordon Brown's own cabinet refurbished second and even third homes at taxpayers' …
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Publication information: Article title: Expense Account. Contributors: Massie, Alex - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 8. Issue: 11 Publication date: August 2009. Page number: 36+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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