It's a simple question with a simple answer. Greedy bastards.
Just because you can do it Geoff (and the rest of you are no better) doesn't mean that you should. I can't actually believe that you thought this was correct. You're more of an idiot than your picture portrays, well done for that at least.
Every 10 plus years this country plunges through the floor, you take none of the responsibility and we move on. Governments change and the whole 600 + of you in Parliament get even more money out of the taxpayer.
You have no shame, you're disgraceful and above all you don't seem to see how you're not a fault.
Yes the system of MP's expenses needs immediate change, and there are a number of routes to make this easy for both the public and MP's to understand.
What also needs to change is the attitude of MP's - it cannot and will not continue in the vein that it is now.
Using tax payers money to pay for your 3rd house. Your 3rd house for fuck's sake!
I need not say anymore. For now.