The biggest bunch of claimants are those Members of Parliament who state that they have not broken any rules. If it were any other group laws would be rapidly amended to close loopholes. However they do not want the loopholes closed or even tightened.
If these MPs do not have any morals how can they expect the rest of the country not to follow their example?
I watched our Home Secretary telling the world that she was entitled to claim more than she had on the AM programme on Sunday. She referred to not having to account for any expenditure under Â£25 with receipts, yet for those of us in and recently out of the Service, any expenditure has to be supported by receipts or we don't get reimbursed. Now, I have no problems with this, but feel that the rules should be the same for everyone.
As our MPs have to be in London for a considerable part of their lives, accommodation should be provided in communal facilities provided by the Crown and charged at the same rate as any Serviceman or woman would have to pay. There should be no question of the Crown subsidising private or family accommodation beyond that which is provided for Service personnel.
The same should be arranged for those who work at MOD and get rid of the horrendously expensive SSSA and FIA nonsense!