Saturday, 11 April 2009


Faith in politics

Last week I emailed my MP to ask two simple questions:

  1. Do you take a second home allowance?
  2. Do you publish full details of your claimed expenses?

I wasn't in the slightest surprised - but immensely disappointed - when I received the reply this morning. (Of course it came through the post, not email. And on high quality paper stock. No cutting back on expense there.)

The reply asserted that "we need a transparent solution" to the current debate, but failed to answer either of my two questions. I must simply be unaware of what the word "transparent" means.

Posted by pab at 14:02 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!