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In Britain, Scandal Flows From Modest Request

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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In Britain, Scandal Flows From Modest Request


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It began modestly enough back in 2005, when an American freelance writer and journalism teacher living in London, Heather Brooke, entered a request under Britain’s newly promulgated freedom of information act for details of the expense claims of British members of Parliament.

Ms. Brooke’s initiative to expose the politicians’ greed, now led by one of the country’s principal newspapers, The Daily Telegraph, has led to the biggest scandal to hit the House of Commons in decades. On Tuesday, the affair claimed its biggest victim yet when the speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Mar
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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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The scandal in Britan is a paradigm for other coutries, especially US. This is happening in the US too, and the MSM is going to be all over it if say Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton is found guilty

Rich politicians expoliting the hapless tax payers seems to be the new world order. Sometime I ponder where do the politicians get all thier money from?


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