MPs and expenses: no hiding behind the Bill of Rights – The Times

Posted February 11th, 2010 in news by sally

“It is the ultimate twist in the expenses scandal that the three MPs who, with one peer, face charges under the Theft Act 1968 are now invoking parliamentary privilege as their defence. It is also a lawyers’ field day: even before any trial starts, a court will have to rule on whether the Bill of Rights 1689 means that they cannot be questioned about the expenses rule book — and so be unable properly to defend themselves.”

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The Times, 11th February 2010