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Topics: MPs, Expenses

Monday, 7 February 2011

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A bare money tree

Many MPs have voiced their concerns about their lack of cash as a result of last year's expenses scandals.

In the past to get their hands on lots of lolly MPs would simply hand over a grubby receipt for a porn movie or bird house.

The process was compared to 'having a money tree growing at the bottom of one's garden,' however that tree was well and truly felled some months ago with a giant axe which took the heads of one or two MP also.

Imagine the ignominy of it all when now they have to submit expense claim forms, receipts and to top it all off there is a list of what they can claim for. So now after almost 12 months working with the new scheme many MPs are growing sick of the red tape and bureaucracy.

MP for Darlington Mr Bob Backhand said: 'It's simply not on having to undertake all this extra work just to get my bloody money. We work hard enough on behalf of the unwashed to decide what cuts to make, who should go without money and having to attend expensive meals on behalf of private investors. I want a return to the good old days.'

However the general consensus from the British public was not one of sympathy but probably best summed up by Mr Hard Doneby of Hartlepool who on hearing of the plight of MPs said: 'Ahhhhhhh didums it's a shame isn't it, when you have to follow the rules.'

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