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Monday, 5 July 2010

BBC News - Two French junior ministers quit over perks

BBC News - Two French junior ministers quit over perks: "Two French junior ministers embroiled in separate spending scandals have resigned from the government.

President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Francois Fillon had decided that the two ministers must go on Sunday, a government spokesman said.

Overseas Development Minister Alain Joyandet was criticised for spending 116,500 euros (�96,153) on a private jet to fly to the Caribbean for work.

Greater Paris Minister Christian Blanc spent 12,000 euros on cigars."

Meanwhile, the House of Lords drinks itself to oblivion at your expense.

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