The difference between the letter and the spirit of the law

Jacqui Smith may well have informed the relevant parliamentary authorities about her living arrangements and I am sure she does have a letter telling her that her arrangements conform to the letter of the rules. However, does she really think her arrangements fit the spirit of the law ?

If we asked 100 people on the street the simple question, which of these is the person's main home ?

a) The house they own. The house where their spouse and children live. The house where the children go to school from.


b) Their sister's spare bedroom where they spend a few nights a week.

How many people would answer (b) ?

I think we all know the answer.


Paul Pinfield said...

Shame her from office!

Jacqui, Jacqui, Jacqui... Out! Out! Out!

I am sure that will do it...

Harry Haddock said...

you can also add to a), 'the house she claims to live in on her website' (which she does / did, and makes her a fibber either way!)

Chairman Bill said...

Property is theft!

Letters From A Tory said...

It is pretty blatant and just goes to show how wide open the MP expenses system is to abuse.

Don't think for a second that she is the only one claiming for dodgy second home arrangements.