Written by Seamus Nottrew

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Topics: Parliament, MPs, Expenses

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

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There is anger and outrage across the country over astonishing claims made by Government ministers. The finger pointing starts right at the top with Prime Minister Gordon Brown claiming not only for an end to boom and bust but also that he saved the world banking system single handed.

The Chancellor Alistair Darling comes in for equal contempt over his claims that the UK economy would recover by the end of the year with growth of 3%. Critics have said Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's claims of widespread public enthusiasm for ID cards "beggar belief".

There is also unhappiness with the Government practice of double claiming. It's a fiddle that started under Tony Blair. Claims are made for money for new initiatives, but it's then discovered that the same money was earmarked at an earlier announcement.

Gordon Brown has today claimed that the practice of making outrageous claims will be stopped. The opposition parties point out he claimed that last month.

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