Now that the dust on Gordons plan to clean up MPs expenses we see that he proposes first to employ MPs staff directly on the commons books, of course those 'employed' will still be selected by the MP in question thus ensure wives and other family members can still be employed, no sign on any checks on the ammount or quality of work. Second home payments to be replaced by a per diem payment. In reality this will allow MPs to get 5 days attendance foor 3 days in the house as they only have to use their entry swipe cards to get the cash. It is likely that the daily rate will be set to ensure that an MP making the avcerage attendance will get at leasta as much as the maximum second home allowancew, so more money with less accountability. At least the new plan will stop those in grace and favour homes double dipping. Not surprisingly neither the tories or the LDs are best impressed, more cash, less accountability.