Just a thought

The whole of the British media seems to have gone expenses mad this week - stories of moat cleaning, swimming pool repairs and mortgage payments fill the headlines.  The fact that people have died, jobs have been lost and the marriage of the century has crumbled seems irrelevant!

It made me think - what if I claimed £16k with say an insurance company for something I'd 'lost' only for the company to find out much later that I hadn't lost it.  Could I just hand it back with a "oh, sorry my mistake, no harm done"?

No, I'd be arrested for trying to obtain money by deception but if I was an MP....  I'm in the wrong job!!

Posted: Thursday 14 May 2009

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