A majority of MPs have told a Dods Research poll that they want to scrap their current expenses system.
Politics Home has reported that 53% of all MPs want the system to be scrapped because filling in expenses forms is ‘cumbersome’, apparently.
Unsurprisingly 69% of Tories want to scrap the system compared to 42% of Labour MPs.
Labour MP Paul Flynn has also called for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, which traditionally keeps a handle on MPs trying to fiddle the taxpayer, to be scrapped.
“There is continuing resentment against unnecessary chores that diminish MPs’ ability to do their numberless essential tasks”
Scrapbook fears that this is exactly the same argument used by MEPs to justify their £120,000 expenses budgets, which they are allowed to claim without proof as to how the money is being spent so as not to create an ‘administrative burden’.
Let’s be honest, they probably never will actually learn.