I expected this…certainly not the scrap the allowance – how close is that election?
As soon as the G20 summit is over, will there be a runway opened up to bring a snap election? Must be – because I haven’t seen Gordy this brave for – well, a long time, if at all.
Mr Brown has told a committee looking at MPs’ expenses the £23,083 annual allowance could be replaced with a flat-rate payment for overnight stays.
He also urged the committee to begin its review as early as possible after a series of rows over allowance claims.
How much that over night sum will be is still up for review – and as it is going to be done by a government
appointed independent body, we will have to wait on that, but if Gordy gets his way it will be sooner rather than later.
But that is the political call – he can say during the election: “Yes, we know that the sleazy allowance claims were morally wrong – that’s why we did something about which cannot be said for Dave Cameron” I bet that is used somewhere during the campaign.
Now onto getting a left-liberal government elected…