Conservatives fall out over MEP expenses reform

Barely had David Cameron completely a press conference today outlining his plans to crack down on expenses abuse by Conservative MEPs when the BBC got hold of a memo from one of those MEPs slating his proposals:

The document suggests that an attempt by Mr Cameron to merge the European and Westminster expenses system “threatens the worst of both worlds”.

It describes the proposal as a “direct breach of the Rules of the European Parliament”, which will “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” in PR terms.

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