Monday, 30 March 2009

Expenses on their way

Although it'll be confirmed today, it's looking like all MPs expenses will be published on Thursday afternoon.

Publication has been delayed for a long time due to wrangles over FOI requests.

We won't get all the individual receipts yet, but we'll get a decent idea of what was claimed in 2007/08.

The more cynical among you will note that the next day Parliament closes for Easter Recess.

That means by the time hacks have worked out who spent what on what, most MPs will have left London and be that little bit harder to reach. How convenient.

UPDATE: So much for that rumour - they're coming out in an hour. It's going to be a late night.

4 comments:

IanVisits said...

The even more cynical will note that a much larger story is likely to dominate the news on that day - the G20 meeting.

Oldrightie said...

I suppose The Home Secretary's will be already discussed at length, by then. I doubt they will still stand up, in the glare of public derision!

Plato said...

I suspect the G20 will run out of steam by the end of that day's new cycle.

There are too many eyeballs watching this one for the papers to pass up such a circulation fest.

Key bored warrior. said...

Maybe the Home Secertary will claim for the boxing gloves she will be asking her husband to wear when she is not home ;o)

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