To be fair, I think that while what the Telegraph did on the MPs expenses is one of teh most splendid pieces of journalism in history, some people whose expenses were probably legitimate have come a cropper over this. If Mr Zammit wouldn’t have hired a morning suit other than for his function, or he bought the TV only because of his function, then who’s to say the expenses were not OK? After all, in business people wouldn’t think twice about claiming for things they needed for work and most bosses will waive that sort of expenditure through. If we could hold the government to the same standards as business, that would be enough, but now we have MPs being blamed for making claims any business would get away with, while the EU Parliament still keeps its books in the kind of mess that would have any UK business closed down.
Original YT playout date: 16 August 2009
“We look at what it looks like landing in a propellor plane at Prague airport, and then there’s a walk to Cafe Louvre on Narodni for breakfast. I have a bit of a rant about languages and the way people are taught in higher education these days.
Original YT playout date: 15 August 2009
Video taken at the close of the inaugural meeting of the Polish Scottish Chamber of Commerce, where I became one of the founder members, but nothing was ever heard of this initiative ever again. Continue reading “DTZ View”→