Friday, 29 May 2009
Facing The Music
I went to an open public meeting last night featuring our local MP Nick Palmer. He was brave enough to stand and face his constituents and answer questions about his expenses and what people thought about the ongoing scandal that's rocking our political world.
It appears that Nick is one of the more honest MPs that sit in Westminster. He provided information about some of his claims and admitted to some small mistakes, such as accidentally claiming twice for some computer anti-virus software.
He took questions and spoke openly for over two hours, and made some suggestions about how the Government could work in the future. One being that that Parliament owned or rented property directly, rather than being rented or bought by the individuals themselves.
As another MP resigns today, it'll be interesting to see what happens before the next election, especially as these resignations attract gold plated payments as they receive their P45s.