LETTER: No lessons learnt over MPs’ abuse of system
Sadly, only a few days later you read of yet another case of elderly patients dying of neglect, child abuse, confidential information being made public, and health and safety rules being ignored.
Do those at the top of these organisations never read the newspapers and say, just a minute; if this sort of thing has happened in X hospital, or Y local authority, I had better make sure it is not happening on my watch?
The recent line-their-pockets scam by those MPs who rent out their taxpayer-funded property to other MPs who then, would you believe, claim the rent back from the taxpayer is a classic example. It is more than obvious lessons have definitely not been learned, and also, the robust systems and protocols that were put in place to stop MPs abusing the expenses system are not worth the paper they were written on.