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A bill aimed at cleaning up Parliament after the MPs' expenses scandal has become law after getting Royal Assent.
However, the government dropped plans for a legally-binding code of conduct and two new criminal offences for MPs in the face of stiff opposition.
Ministers insisted the changes made for a better bill and that it was vital it became law before the summer recess.
Opponents complained it has been rushed through and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said it would not restore public trust.
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Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
reply to post by woodwardjnr
We have a written constitution, and at least a Tory government will be fiscally sound!!!