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Tory poster-boy Dan Hannan MEP voted to cover-up Europarliament expenses scandal

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Tory MEP Dan Hannan (representing Southeast England) has become something of a media poster-boy for honest government in recent months. So it was a surprise to discover that he was among the 47 British MEPs who voted, earlier this year, to cover up details of MEPs expense claims.

The “Open Europe” rankings listed here take a bit of explaining, but the basic idea is that MEPs get 3 points for each pro-transparency vote they cast in the Parliament, and zero for any effort to obstruct reform.

Column I refers to the March 2009 vote to exempt from public information requests any documents relating to how much MEPs are claiming in expenses, and what they are claiming for. “Open Europe” gives Hannan a zero score for that vote, indicating that he supported the cover-up.

It seems that Hannan can talk the talk on transparency and accountability, but his voting record tells a rather different story.

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Written by Richard Wilson

June 3, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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  1. Mr Z Nik

    June 11, 2009 at 3:23 pm

  2. […] Originally Posted by evercloserunion I would be rather embarassed if I were him. Dan doesn't do embarassment. Tory poster-boy Dan Hannan MEP voted to cover-up Europarliament expenses scandal Don't Get Fool… […]


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