I can't see the MPs going for the communal properties or the pre-arranged bookings, simply because they would be harder to scam - or am I being to harsh against the trough snuffling money grabbing self serving members.
Fair to a point nonnie, and I endorse the out of pocket expense argument, but in this case from a man who is happily removing the option of affordable and secure housing from the poorest in society it is whinging. When he moans about not be able to claim for accommodation, he misses the point that he could otherwise afford accommodation, yet he is legislating to remove the housing benefit which for some city workers is the only thing that makes there job affordable. If they are forced to move out of their homes because of the loss of benefits they will not be able to afford to travel in to work, and nor will they have a Ministerial Car to bring them to and fro. Perhaps the hypocrisy is more apt than the whinging, but whinging has a better sting to it.