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This article was published 7/6/2010 (2209 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
If anyone needed any proof as to why Members of Parliament should be required to make more details of their annual expenses public, here you go.
The main excuse I’ve been given for not making MP expenses more public is that there is already a strict review system in place with auditors and lots of checks and balances.
None of those auditors, checks or balances caught this.