In the UK the MPs' expenses scandal has claimed its first victims swiftly followed by accusations aimed at US President Barack Obama.
Yesterday, it became clear that Obama had claimed an allowance for a second home in Blair Athol, Scotland along with his wife Michelle, also a second home owner based in a flat owned by rock singer Rod Stewart on his estate at Copthall, Essex.
The Obamas have been suspended from further visits to the UK, except Scotland, after it was revealed they had claimed expenses of $180,000 of UK tax payers money for their stay during the recent London G20 conference.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown says "such claims have seriously affected the credibility of the British parliament but the Obamas are my best friends and just love my homeland so I see no reason why they should be penalised!"
Following the accusations President Obama admitted that he had also submitted an expenses claim for fuel for his round trip to the UK on Air Force One amounting to another $250,000 of UK tax payers money.
UK PM Gordon Brown assured Obama that the claim would be paid out of the pockets of the Englishs' tax payers pocket and not the Scots' tax payers pocket!
In a final statement PM Brown said "God Bless America, Scotland and Me!"