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Red Face Day to raise funds for Coalition In Need

‘Just imagine the plight of MPs who face the constant stress of job insecurity, with no guarantee of a sinecure when they are finally found out,’ said unfunnyman Lenny Henry, launching this year’s Red Face Day. ‘These people often have to trek through the commuter belt between their first and second homes, running the gauntlet of hostile natives.’

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Posted: Nov 1st, 2013
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‘Conscience’ money boxes to be put in Houses of Parliament

Lords and members have been encouraged to ‘take what money they need, according to their consciences’. The boxes will be topped up half-hourly. ‘Now that we have made sleaze a thing of the past,’ said David Cameron, ‘it is time for us to treat Lords and members with the respect they deserve as honest, principled and unselfish people’.

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Posted: Jul 14th, 2010
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Jacqui Smith’s husband ‘can keep porn expenses but must repay claim for tissues’, says inquiry

Absence made the wrist grow strongerRichard Timney’s claim for six large boxes of tissues must be repaid after being deemed ‘excessive’, even when accepting that the films in question were ‘absolute belters’.

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Posted: Oct 15th, 2009
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MPs’ expenses now Britain’s fastest growing industry

Spending our way out of recessionBusiness Secretary Peter Mandelson today proudly reported that the sector servicing the professional needs of Members of Parliament achieved record growth during the last year.

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Posted: Apr 20th, 2009
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Shame of porn star caught watching Parliament Channel

'It's just filth'Adult movie star Lustie Blowes is facing questions over her future as the industry’s leading hardcore actress after ‘mistakenly’ claiming the cost of her husband’s Sky TV subscription to the BBC Parliament channel on her pornography expenses.

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Posted: Mar 31st, 2009
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