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LET'S NOT ALLOW MPs' EXPENSES TO DERAIL THE EUROPEAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN « THE HONEYBALL BUZZ

I recently blogged that the European elections are not about Gordon Brown's leadership.

http://thehoneyballbuzz.com/2009/05/05/the-european-elections-are-about-more-than-gordon-browns-lead ership/

Neither are they about MPs, expenses.  Although I have no wish to comment on the revelations brought to us by that great bastion of progressive jouralism, the Daily Telegraph",  in relation to individual MP colleagues, there are, I believe, some general points which need to be made.

Firstly, wherever this saga of MPs and their allowances goes, it plays no part in the European elections.  On 4th June the country will be voting for representatives in the European Parliament.  It is neither a vote about who runs Britain or a vote about the behaviour of British MPs.  It is, purely and simply, an election to chose representatives in the European Parliament.  The conduct of some Members of the British Parliament and the system used to pay their allowances has no bearing whatsoever on the 4th June poll.

by Fran on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 11:09:25 AM EST
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