MPs’ expenses: service personnel forced to live in squalor as politicians cashed in

Service personnel and their families are forced to stay in squalid accommodation while MPs have used their expenses to live in style.

As The Daily Telegraph disclosed, politicians have exploited the second homes allowance to refurbish houses at the taxpayer’s expense, buy designer furniture and pay off mortgages.

Many “flipped” the designation of their second homes from their Westminster flats to their constituency bases, allowing them to do up both for nothing. Others have rented or sold their properties at a profit after using public money to refurbish them.

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