Blast from the Past!
Here is the text of one of my earliest emails concerning the MPs' fraud scandal and the reply from 10 Downing St. It dates from February 2008. I had sent a letter of complaint to the Metropolitan Police and followed it up with the email below to Downing Street.
This was their reply!
I had expected some sort of action! ......... but, remember this was BEFORE we knew just how widespread the scams practised by MPs was!
'Dear Mr Bell
Thank you for your message to the Prime Minister which you sent through the Downing Street website (www.number-10.gov.uk ).
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The Number 10 Web Team
Here is the text we received:
RE: Aleged embezzlement by one or more MPs
Re; alleged embezzlement of pulic funds.
As a tax paying UK citizen, I am contacting your office to request that an immediate investigation be initiated, by the appropriate police authorities, into the recent allegations of alleged embezzlement by one or more MPs.
If your office is unable to initiate this action, I will take the necessary steps to initiate such an investigation as a private citizen.
John L. Bell '