Thank you to The Daily Telegraph!
Thank you for addressing the institutional theft and greed of elected Members from across the House of Parliament politely referred to as a ‘custom’.
If this was a member of the public defrauding the State for a few pounds a week they would face imprisonment – do we need a hotline for defrauding parliamentians and ministers, or should they face criminal charges? Sorry, hardly cuts it really!
Alarmingly, many of these same MPs that deceive the taxpayer of many thousands of pounds as ‘a right or perk’, are the same MP’s that voted to do away with the old compensation system. Although it was cumbersome, it was rooted in decency and realistic criminal injury awards. Within the speedily enacted 1995 Criminal Injuries Compensation Act enduring violent injury is cost-coded; regardless of personal devastation. A damaged limb has an upper or lower fixed financial limit around £6,000 per arm, almost the cost of an MP’s carpet cleaning bill, or defrauding of mortgage payments.
Such greed and theft on such a scale should be reflected at the ballot box – for each MP that voted for the 1995 CICA Act and defrauded the public don’t give them your vote!
Thank you The Daily Telegraph now help the growing number of silent crime victims in Britain identify the MPs who voted for the shameful tariff-based, cost-cutting CICA Scheme and remove them at the next election, and help champion the Repeal of the Act – that Labour in Opposition was once committed to doing.