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Speaker defends expenses reforms
The Commons Speaker has defended the
wholesale reform of the expenses
system, saying MPs will have to accept
an element of "rough justice".
John Bercow told BBC One's Andrew Marr
show that diluting Sir Christopher
Kelly's proposals was "not an option".
Some MPs had hoped Mr Bercow would call
for the new Independent Parliamentary
Standards Authority to review them.
They are angry over losing mortgage
interest payments on second homes and
the ban on employing family members.
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