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  1. Standard member redbarons
    BADGER BANNED
    09 Apr '14 12:03
    for fiddling their expences?.
  2. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    16 Apr '14 16:19
    Originally posted by redbarons
    for fiddling their expences?.
    Yes they definetly should, but as they are a law to themselves, we all know that they just keep on getting away with it. Just look at how Maria Miller fought to the last to keep hold of her job as Culture Secretary.
  3. 16 Apr '14 18:08
    Have they broken the law in violations that carry a jail sentence?
  4. Standard member redbarons
    BADGER BANNED
    27 Apr '14 15:40
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Have they broken the law in violations that carry a jail sentence?
    I think so
  5. 27 Apr '14 15:56
    Originally posted by redbarons
    I think so
    Why haven't they been charged?
  6. Standard member redbarons
    BADGER BANNED
    27 Apr '14 16:21
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Why haven't they been charged?
    corruption right to the top the police new about Cyril Smith but were told to turn a blind eye
  7. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    29 Apr '14 20:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Why haven't they been charged?
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/disgraced-mp-denis-macshane-jailed-2954973
    MP jailed for 6 months

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13989329
    Tory peer Lord Hanningfield jailed for 9 months

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/feb/10/mps-expenses-eric-illsley
    MP jailed for 12 months

    Courtroom one at Southwark crown court is not quite the members' lobby of the House of Commons, but it is becoming a little like it. No sooner had Jim Devine, the former Labour MP for Livingston, been found guilty of filing false invoices amounting to £9,000, than he was replaced in the glass-sided cube that is the dock by Eric Illsley, until this week Labour MP for Barnsley Central, whose guilty plea to claiming £14,500 more than he was entitled to resulted in a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment.

    They follow David Chaytor, another former Labour MP, jailed for 18 months in January, and Lord Taylor of Warwick, the Tory peer, found guilty a fortnight ago in the same court.