It has only been a few days since Liam Fox announced his resignation as defence secretary, but no doubt there have already been questions over the government’s transparency as well as their private financial habits. Mr. Fox’s strategy of keeping his officials in the dark whilst liaising with his corporate friend Adam Werritty only reaffirms the murky waters in which the government conducts their tasks.
It is not the first time the expenses have been exposed in such an explosive manner. In 2009, the Telegraph Group published details of the alleged misuse of the permitted allowances and expenses claimed by Members of Parliament. There have been subsequent disclosures of MP’s expenditure, with an alarming £3,154,182.29 spent by the parties since the Conservative inauguration from May to August 2010.
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