Today’s the last day to write to your MP insisting that s/he votes against the moves by the government to keep MPs’ expenses secret.
How they can justify this is completely beyond me. There was a suggestion that MPs’ security might be compromised, but that has been dealt with – their home addresses cannot now be revealed. Another claim that the record-keeping would be too onerous can be seen as facile by anyone who’s self employed and therefore has to keep all their receipts so they can put them through their books.
President Obama has just promised to make his administration the most open and transparent ever. Our government seems set on the opposite course, in a move that can only make the average person despise polititians even more than they already do.
If you agree, tell your own MP.
To contact mine, I used the Write to Them website – very quick and easy to use, and it suggests the sort of thing you might say, with links for further information.
Update – later the same day
Looks like the campaign had an effect. There is decency (all right, shame) in politics, after all.