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The British MP’s Expenses Mess Gets Messier.

British MP’s have had a bad time lately with revelations that some of them have been rorting their expenses in private spending.
The latest of the MP’s to be caught up is Conservative MP Sir Peter Viggers, who has been forced to announce his resignation Thursday over the STG1,600 ($3,253) duck island installed in his estates pond.



MP Viggers, who has been MP for Gosport on the southern English coast since 1974, was ordered by Conservative Party chief David Cameron to quit or be fired after the revelation.
Other MP’s caught up in this scandal include Tory MP Andrew MacKay with his wife Julie Kirkbride also facing calls to quit as an MP, Labour MP Eric Joyce, Welsh MPs Hywel Williams, Elfyn Llwyd and Adam Price who used expenses to research a possible impeachment of Tony Blair, Senior Liberal Democrat MP Malcolm Bruce, Conservative MP Derek Conway are just a few to be named.
And the scandal just gets messier as it is revealed that the former SAS soldier who blew the whistle, John Wick, has left a trail of bad debts from a succession of failed businesses.
Mr Wick has reportedly left a string of 16 collapsed businesses behind him, with debts totalling more than £7million. His failed business ventures are said to have left former military comrades tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket.
I guess the question has to be asked have his action really been done out of a public duty or has it just been a greedy move to sell his big story to the media.
I don’t think this story has finished here so I would keep my eye out for more news on this one.