He said the Commons Members Estimate Committee, which is reviewing the expenses system, was "coming to the view" that every MP's expenses for the past three years should be published - and was set to make that recommendation to MPs.
But in return MPs are likely to demand higher salaries or a £160-a-day allowance, he added.
This is absolutely unacceptable. Let me spell this out: fuck. Off.
Can you imagine what the reply would be if I turned around to my boss and said, "well, you pay me £60,000 a year, but I am not actually going to turn up to work unless you pay me £160 every time that I do". The answer would be short and sharp, I would imagine.
My skint Athenian mate puts it rather well, I think.
No, fuck you. It is I who will make the demands of you, not the other way round. If I am to pay for your coffee machines and your whirlpool baths, then I absolutely fucking demand to see a receipt. And I fucking know you have one, so cough it up. You will not get a no-questions-asked per diem, and you will not get more money; since you have outsourced most of your legislative functions to Brussels anyway, we should be paying you less in any case.
That they treat the British public as a cash cow for their stupid government schemes is bad enough; expecting us to keep their wives in upholstered deep-pile luxury, and put their sons and daughters through university via non-existent jobs funded through the public payroll, is worse; and demanding that we stop asking awkward questions simply shows them up for the grasping scumbags they are.
This is, of course, symtomatic of the rot within the entire system. These fucking high and mighty little bastards have forgotten who they work for: you work for us, you cunts. We will dictate the terms, not you.
And just because you have been found to be abusing our trust by milking the expenses system for all you are worth, that is not a reason for you to get more money. In fact, it is a reason to give you less; you have shown that you simply cannot be trusted in terms of either honesty or competence. Had you not been taking the fucking piss, continually, for fucking years, then you would not have got into this mess.