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Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

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Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

http://uk.reuters.nsatc.net/article/idUKTRE6631Y020100704
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A statement from Sarkozy's office said state secretary for overseas development Alain Joyandet and Christian Blanc, state secretary for the Greater Paris region, had resigned.
Joyandet drew criticism after he chartered a private jet for 116,500 euros ( 93,756 pounds) to attend a meeting in Martinique, while Blanc bought 12,000 euros worth of Havana cigars with taxpayers' money.
Beats cleaning moats any day
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Re: Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

Must be endemic with politicians Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Re: Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

Terry Pratchett is such a forward looking guy!  In his book "The Last Continent" the people in the country of XXXX automatically put their Prime Minister in prison as soon as he was elected, on the the grounds that it saved time  Grin
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Re: Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

Our newly elected MPs are complaining about their expenses already.  They think it's unfair they are required to submit receipts amongst other things Roll eyes  Will they never learn Undecided
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Re: Why do the French even have better expenses scandals than we do

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Terry Pratchett is such a forward looking guy!  In his book "The Last Continent" the people in the country of XXXX automatically put their Prime Minister in prison as soon as he was elected, on the the grounds that it saved time  Grin

There is a move in the USA. Senators are all to serve 2 terms...........the second one in prison.............currently being practised in two states. Roll eyes
(there are two US senators in or under threat of imprisonment)