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A veteran Conservative MP has said MPs should be allowed to claim taxpayer-funded expenses to travel first-class on trains because passengers in standard class are “a totally different type of people”.

Sir Nicholas Winterton said that people travelling on the significantly cheaper standard tickets had “a different outlook on life” and were unlikely to be working or studying during their journey.

MPs deserved to be treated like businesspeople and senior public servants and should be allowed to claim for first-class travel between their constituencies and London so they can work, he said.

The Macclesfield MP’s comments came after he told Total Politics magazine that he was “infuriated” by the clampdown on MPs’ expenses after last year’s scandal and said reforms of the Commons allowance system would “make things much worse”.


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I suppose their “prize draw” guff has been superceded by emails from Nigerian bankers.

Co-incidentally another waiting room staple, the Church of Scotland’s Life and Work magazine bit the dust on the same day.

Whatever next?

The Sunday Post?