Jim Devine Charged After Sunlight Investigation

The Crown Prosecution Service said “Two charges under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968 for false accounting have been brought against Jim Devine MP. The first charge alleges that between July 2008 and April 2009, Mr Devine dishonestly claimed £3,240 for cleaning services using false invoices. The second charge alleges that in March 2009, Mr Devine dishonestly claimed £5,505 for stationery...
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Prime Minister Reported for Secret Slush Fund

The Sunlight Centre have today reported Gordon Brown to the Parliamentary Standards...
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MPs Push For Pay Rise After Kelly Report

Although the Kelly Report into MPs expenses was published yesterday some MPs have complained that their £65,000 a year salaries will not be enough to live on.  This is despite the Kelly Report suggesting a crackdown on expenses which the public hoped would bring an end to the MPs gravy train.  The report will reportedly save £12.4 million a year. Sir Christopher’s main reforms...
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Kelly Report: Journalists’ Check List

KELLY REPORT CHECK LIST Are the Kelly Report recommendations tough or weak? The Sunlight Centre has broken down the potential reforms into four categories and 30 potential reforms to enable journalists to judge the toughness of the proposals. Score the report. The check list was compiled by Juliet Samuel, the author of Disinfecting Parliament: The Shadow Kelly...
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KELLY REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY

Read the Kelly report in full. Click here. Sir Christopher Kelly publishes report today on MPs expenses.  Today. Sunlight Correspondents are currently in Westminster including Juliet Samuel author of the shadow report ‘Disinfecting Parliament’ to measure the success of the Kelly report both with the media, the public and MPs (if anyone is brave enough to speak). If you are member...
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Sunlight Publishes First Donations and Accounts

To live up to our name of campaigning for transparency and openness we have published all the Sunlight Finances for the past quarter. These include all the donations we have received and how we have allocated and spent our supporters money. We have published the finances in to formats; one is purely the donations (Pay Pal donations, cheques and other donations) and the second is our accounts of...
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