The answer to the expense scandal is ....(insert your pet project here)
I have heard some rubbish flung around on the airwaves, online and in print about the way to restore public confidence in the light of the MP's expenses and allowances farce.
When I hear a statement starting with the words "the only way to restore public confidence is to...." I hang my head because most of the time the next few words will be the personal hobby horse of the person speaking. We've already had proportional representation held up as the silver bullet, we've had a call for no holidays for MPs and now James Purnell is saying that state funding of political parties is the way forward.
It's funny how the parties which have most trouble convincing people to support them electorally or financially are the ones which are most keen on a politics tax.
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