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Good for Esther McVey and Philip Davies – some free hospitality is the least our MPs deserve

How to react to the news that Tory MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies accepted VIP tickets to a series of flagship sporting events this year? Might I politely suggest a great big shrug of the shoulders. Honestly, so what?The idea that MPs must lead puritanical lives, never indulging in anything or – heaven forbid – having fun, is vindictive, childish and self-defeating. MPs are paid handsomely enough but nearly all of them could earn significantly more in an alternative career. If we continue to hammer them for enjoying some of the perks of the job, those considering a move...
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