The Jacqui Smith second home test

March 20, 2009 9:52 AM

The Jacqui Smith case raised a fundamental question about MPs' second homes. How do you tell which one it is? She lists her main home as the rented space in her sister's house, allowing her to charge her larger family home as a second home on Parliamentary expenses. Surely this weekend offers the perfect acid test: where are her kids sending the Mothers' Day cards to?

The Jacqui Smith case raised a fundamental question about MPs' second homes. How do you tell which one it is? She lists her main home as the rented space in her sister's house, allowing her to charge her larger family home as a second home on Parliamentary expenses. Surely this weekend offers the perfect acid test: where are her kids sending the Mothers' Day cards to?

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