Stop MP's from policing their own expenses

This week we saw another expenses scandal almost go unpunished. In fact, if it wasn't for thousands of people coming together to show their frustration then Maria Miller might have got away with it - something that couldn't happen outside the Westminster bubble.

This is just one example in a string of cases that undermine trust in MPs. A generation of voters might be so put off politics that they never engage in democracy in their lifetime. I think this is a crisis and we need to fix the root of the problem.

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Created By

Jason Stamford

Created On

Thursday 10 April 2014

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