It seems that our elected representatives are still riding the gravy train. Guardian research has revealed that little groups of our MPs have received bungs, handouts, backhanders, or in parliamentary parlance, donations/contributions to the tune of £1.8 million last year. Of course all those generous givers were doing it out of the goodness of their heart and had no intentions of expecting anything in return. It seems that these "all-party parliamentary groups" are little bunches of MPs with specific interests and they get loads-a-cash and gifts from wealth donors and large corporate bodies, all of course with nothing on their mind but the well being of our poor MPs. Have you ever had cash and gifts given to you by wealthy parasites or corporate bodies? Well perhaps it is because they think that MPs are an endangered species and they want to try to preserve them. Can you honestly believe that all this £1.8 million was given with a smile and then the donor melted into the background never to trouble our MPs again, except perhaps to hand in another bung, sorry donation/contribution. The stench that oozes out of that place, The Westminster Houses of Hypocrisy and Corruption chokes the nostrils of any honest being.
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ann arky's home.Guardian research finds that gifts and funding included trips to 27 countries and £32,000 donation to parliamentary choir.
Donations to all-party parliamentary groups: get the dataBusinesses, overseas governments and lobby groups have given sponsorship, free gifts and funding worth at least £1.8m to MPs and Lords in the past year through all-party parliamentary groups, Guardian research has revealed.More than 300 all-party groups – semi-official groupings of MPs and Lords interested in a particular subject – have received funding or support from outside groups, including:• Trips to 27 countries including China, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Taiwan, Thailand, Israel and Liechtenstein for members of 15 groups.• A £32,000 donation from BT Global Services to fund concerts for the parliamentary choir.• Contributions totalling more than £117,000 for "associate membership" – at £8,400 a time – of the all-party group on health, from companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and actuaries Milliman.• Free membership for MPs and Lords of the Slimming World all-party parliamentary group and the Weight Watchers group. Each group has about 20 members who are MPs or peers, drawn from all the main parties.