UK Commons speaker steps down over expense scandal (AP)




 
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UK Commons speaker steps down over expense scandal     (AP)
 
May 19th, 2009  
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UK Commons speaker steps down over expense scandal     (AP)
AP - The powerful speaker of the British House of Commons resigned Tuesday, bowing to a backlash over excessive expense claims by lawmakers and becoming the first speaker in three centuries to be forced out.




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May 19th, 2009  
Del Boy
 
Yes. He had to be well and truly shoved out. He had striven to block the exposure of the misuse of Member of Parliament's expenses; he tried to legally prevent that happening by using his privileged position as speaker. That has now become an extreme scandal.
 


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