Revealed: Gulf payments to British MPs

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Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 12:46 PM
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Posted by: Laura

The sentence starting 'In general....' is important - most of these 'payments' will have actually covered the flight, accommodation and subsistence of an MP whilst visiting the region on an official Parliamentary visit. The very fact that MPs have declared these costs on the House of Commons Register of Members Interests shows they are being transparent. These visits build understanding between the UK and the respective countries. I'd personally prefer our foreign policy to be based on understanding from real experience of the Middle East rather than from reading half truths in misleading newspaper articles in Westminster.......

Posted by: Thamir Ghaslan


So when can we run our own western puppets?

You know, the same way Israel lobbies puppeteers the US, and the US puppeteered former Arab dictators?

Posted by: Peter Cooper

What a waste of money! In the UK they might be paid that amount to keep quiet. Their financial advice is particularly unwelcome!

Posted by: Black Gold

Good to see Gordon Brown raking in the cash rather than working for his constituents. He's got a long way to go before he catches up with fellow socialist brother Tony Blair however.

Posted by: Mark

Expenses - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????

Most of us - not all, do not earn that much or half of that even in a whole year.

Transparancy - Accountability - Do they practice that?

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