Secret deals still being offered to MPs

Secret deals are still being offered to MPs who admit abusing their taxpayer-funded allowances – nine months after the House of Commons promised to name and shame all those who broke the rules.

As many as 30 MPs may have been offered “rectification”, guaranteeing them immunity from formal misconduct inquiries if they repay the money, since the public was promised a new era of transparency and an end to the behind-closed-doors handling of expenses breaches.

As a result of the deals, at least eight MPs who clandestinely admitted breaking rules were able to fight the general election without voters being made aware that they had abused their expenses.

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