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2009 in British Politics - United Kingdom Parliamentary Expenses Scandal (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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2009 in British Politics - United Kingdom Parliamentary Expenses Scandal (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal, List of expenses claims in the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal, Question Time British National Party controversy, List of witnesses of the Iraq Inquiry, 2009 Cash for Influence Scandal, When Boris Met Dave. Excerpt: The United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal was a major political scandal triggered by the leak and subsequent publication by the Telegraph Group in 2009 of expense claims made by members of the United Kingdom Parliament over several years. Public outrage was caused by disclosure of widespread actual and alleged misuse of the permitted allowances and expenses claimed by Members of Parliament (MPs), following failed attempts by parliament to prevent disclosure under Freedom of Information legislation. The scandal aroused widespread anger among the UK public against MPs and a loss of confidence in politics. It resulted in a large number of resignations, sackings, de-selections and retirement announcements, together with public apologies and the repayment of expenses. Several members or former members of the House of Commons, and members of the House of Lords, were prosecuted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. The scandal also created pressure for political reform extending well beyond the issue of expenses and led to the Parliament elected in 2005 being referred to as the 'Rotten Parliament'. In the United Kingdom MPs can claim expenses, including the cost of accommodation, "wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred for the performance of a Member's parliamentary duties." A February 2008 Freedom of Information Act request for the release of details of MPs' expenses claims was allowed by an Information Tribunal. The House of Commons Authorities challenged the decision on the grounds that it was "unlawfully intrusive." In May 2008, th...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-98501-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-98501-3
Barcode: 9781156985014

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