Totally untrue. A deliberately misleading article. Politicians do not get expenses for staying at home. All that happens is that like in all other jobs where expenses over a set period, whether by week, month or year, require certain requirements be fulfilled, and for reasons beyond their control (weather conditions, an accident, a family illness, etc) someone cannot physically get to work, their absence is recognised as beyond their control and not because they took a day off. That exists throughout the private sector. It does NOT mean someone is getting expenses on days they are absent, just that if they are one day below a threshold, an unavoidable absence does not keep them below the threshold. That was the rule in other jobs I did in the private sector.Housebound politicians can 'sign in' to ensure expenses
When does this gravy train run off the rails
A lot of people here are genuinely concerned about the issue but don't realise the reality, and are being sold a pup by a newspaper. I think genuine posters here deserve to know the facts. If it takes a long post to give the facts, so be it.Jesus Tommy, Bertie's goodbye wasn't as long as yours.