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Mar
2016
Saturday 5th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

DISGRACED MP Simon Danczuk was among dozens of politicians having their Commons credit cards blocked after raking up to £27,000 on expenses, it was revealed yesterday.

Mr Danczuk was listed alongside former Labour minister Liam Byrne and Tory backbencher David Morris with debts of nearly £600, £1,200 and £12,240 respectively.

Five SNP members, including Westminster leader Angus Robertson, were among those targeted by Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).

The watchdog’s chief executive Marcial Boo said: “I am obviously very sorry that it has cost a lot of goodwill.

“But it is part of the role that we have to make sure that payments that we make are supported by evidence.

“As soon as MPs provide us with that evidence the card is turned back on again.

“We cannot allow ourselves to be in a position where an MP is making thousands of pounds of payments on a card and failing to give us evidence to support that payment, without taking any action.”




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