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Alistair Darling claims for tax advice

In one of the most damning revelations today regarding MPs expenses it was revealed that Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, used the expenses system to pay for advice about his tax return. This is the man who sets the taxes in the UK, controls billions upon billions of pounds of UK taxpayer's money and effectively has the economy under his control. How bizarre is it that Alistair Darling, the man in control of your taxes, charges the tax payer for help with his own tax returns?

It is alleged that Alistair Darling along with Hazel Blears, Geoff Owen and Jacqui Smith have all claimed tax advice against their expense accounts in Parliament. While the everyday citizen of the UK continues to struggle to find money to maintain their standard of living, it appears as though MPs are living off the back of taxpayers with ever more bizarre expenses being revealed on a regular basis.

It is obvious that the Parliament of the future will be very different to the Parliament of today with a number of MPs having already announced their intention to step down with many more under severe pressure to go. We also have a significant police investigation about to be launched and the tax authorities in the UK are also taking note.

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