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Merrick
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Re: I'm sorry
May 15, 2009, 22:40
geoffrey_prime wrote:
MP's should live in their constituency, but clearly Parliament demands they spend considerable time in London too.


Ignoring the fact that many MPs live well within commuting distance, yes, many MPs do need a London address.

It's already been suggested on this thread that we could have bought a block of flats for sitting MPs to have. Why should they be bought a second home that they get to keep?

Even before the block of flats plan were enacted, a real conviction MP wouldn't be taking money for a second home. Or, they could do it on condition that it gets passed on to whoever is the MP for that constituency MP in future.

Personally, I'd take away the second home and simply make them eligible for Housing Benefit. The government reckons that Housing Benefit's enough to provide somewhere decent enough for someone to live. Fine, let them prove it.
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