As I predicted this morning, Westminster MP’s are up in arms over the prospect of having to repay previously approved expenses.
Its an unfortunate consequence of the current political climate that sympathising with MP’s is a lonely endeavour. However in this case I find myself crossing to their side of the proverbial house.
It is manifestly unfair to demand repayment of Expenses which were within published guidelines and properly submitted.
Clear and publicly available guidelines are needed so that it can never again be left to the media and the enemies of the Democratic process to decide what is and what is not acceptable.
Most importantly, these guidelines then need to be backed up and enforced with a Software Based Expense Management System.