MPS EXPENSES ROW: Honourable titles should be earned, not adopted

PUBLISHED: 13:14 21 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 02 June 2010

THE row over MPs expenses rumbles on and the question of how the respect and faith in those who we elect to represent us can be reinstated. Firstly remove the title Honourable Member and Honourable friend from the conduct of the House. These titles must

THE row over MPs expenses rumbles on and the question of how the respect and faith in those who we elect to represent us can be reinstated.

Firstly remove the title Honourable Member and Honourable friend from the conduct of the House.

These titles must be earned not adopted as a right and in view of the behaviour of a number of MPs, perhaps they ought to be addressed as the Dishonourable Member until the next election, when we the electorate can decide who is or is not fit to use that title.

TERENCE SHAD

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