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To wonder if the MP's are trying to avoid scrutiny of their expenses

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There is something odd going on with the panel that scrutinises MP's expenses (IPSA) and it doesn't look very good. They have been required to reapply for their jobs but the Speaker appears to have changed the composition of the selection panel. 4 of the 5 members of IPSA have stood down.

Please read this and consider contacting your MP and the PM for more clarity on what is happening.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20323361
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/9678200/John-Bercow-and-his-bullies-bring-shame-on-our-Parliament.html

From the Telegraph article
"Over the past two years this tiny organisation has been subjected to no fewer than five separate audits and parliamentary reviews. It has been examined by the public accounts committee, by the office of government commerce, by the committee on members’ expenses, and twice by the National Audit Office. Now, it goes without saying that Ipsa should not be exempt from scrutiny. The level of examination endured by the watchdog is, however, unprecedented for a body of its importance and size. It amounts to repeated and deliberate harassment. "

AIBU to be worried about this?

Abbicob Thu 15-Nov-12 11:14:45

YANBU - They should be ashamed of themselves

Its shocking isn't it.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 15-Nov-12 14:10:26

Sounds like they're wasting their time deliberately.

Anniegetyourgun Thu 15-Nov-12 14:12:03

YABU. Why on earth would they want to distract attention from...

Oh.

YANBU.

Whoknowswhocares Thu 15-Nov-12 14:16:13

You are being unreasonable to only 'wonder' when we all know they are a bunch of thieving scroats.
Aside from that Yanbu

Well I've emailed Cameron, Clegg and Miliband so they can't pretend that ordinary people haven't noticed what is happening. It'll be interesting to see if any of them reply.

OTheHugeManatee Thu 15-Nov-12 22:27:14

YANBU - it is deeply unpleasant.

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