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If MPs are returning their ill gotten gains should the government follow suit?

A letter in the Scotsman [1] questions whether following the scandal involving MPs expenses claims in the British Parliament, the government should follow its own lead & return illegally acquired assets too.

Scotsman [2]

Point of view: Return
Published Date: 29 June 2009

NOW that the flippers in the mother of all parliaments are queuing to pay back their ill-gotten gains (your report, 20 June), can they not be persuaded to return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece?

George B Anderson
Dunfermline, Fife