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MP expenses 'abused 700 years ago' says Chris Bryant

Parliamentarians were abusing their expenses 700 years ago, an MP has revealed in the book Parliament: A Biography.

Chris Bryant explained his research to Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics, which included the background to the phrases the Mother of All Parliaments and habeas corpus.

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  • 31 Mar 2014
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