Posted on Jun 18, 2008 in projects, Smith Institute
Danny Finklestein over at Comment Central has a piece about the failings of the Smith Institute and particuarly the role of Bob... read more
Shadow Kelly Report
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With Sir Christopher Kelly's Committee on Standards in Public Life's official review intended to placate the public over the expenses crisis, the Sunlight Centre has released an independent shadow report, with a foreword by Douglas Carswell MP, laying out a system to stop MPs' abuse of expenses once and for all. The report, "Disinfecting Parliament" provides a tough benchmark by which to judge Sir Christopher Kelly's recommendations. It includes proposals to pay MPs' expenses from a single bank account with public statement, to give MPs housing in the Olympic village, and to let the press and public into the hallowed halls of Parliament.