[email protected]: Nick Clegg – We need to clean up our act … now!

Over at the Mirror’s website, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has an article (submitted, the Voice assumes, before his paternity leave started!) calling on politicians from all parties ‘to get together and give politics a proper Spring-clean.’ Here’s an excerpt:

Politicians are the least trusted people in the country, and restoring people’s faith will be a big task. So we can’t do it like a succession of governments have always wanted – bit by bit, issue by issue, crisis by crisis. We need to think big on the way politics works.

If we have flimsy rules for expenses, people will always think politicians have their hands in the till. The big fix we need is tough rules. MPs should be made to publish expenses every three months for transparency. And if an MP breaks the rules, constituents should be allowed to force a by-election and kick them out of Parliament immediately.

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