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Martin Liby Troein: It takes a harder line against the parliamentary bidragsbedragare

Mps who come from other parts of the country than Stockholm have a choice. They can stay in their home region and may, in this case paid for a övernattningsläge

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Martin Liby Troein: It takes a harder line against the parliamentary bidragsbedragare

Mps who come from other parts of the country than Stockholm have a choice. They can stay in their home region and may, in this case paid for a övernattningslägenhet in the capital and allowance for the time they spend there in the job.

Or so they can move to the new work, and the use of the parliament's generous system of compensation for business trips to visit the constituents and party colleagues at home that they represent.

has obviously chosen the first option. Wife and children are registered in Stockholm.

he has, however, been written with her mother in Nyköping and have thus been able to rake in 158.000 sek in compensation for the övernattningslägenhet where he lives with his family, and the subsistence allowance for the time he spent there.

The fact that Bengtzboe is M's arbetsmarknadspolitiske spokesperson and to set stricter requirements on the beneficiaries to make the situation particularly piquant.

When the newspaper Aftonbladet, which on Tuesday revealed the arrangement, confronts Bengtzboe with the data he admitted that he had done wrong. But according to him, is not the error that he actually lives in a different city than where he is written. Instead, it is that he entered the wrong address in Nyköping, sweden. He does not live with his mother, but in her summerhouse, he claims. The only problem is that it is not a permanent residence, lack of garbage collection, and that he, by his own admission not slept there many nights at all this winter.

It is not possible to draw any other conclusion than that Bengtzboe live in Stockholm, but decided to write in Nyköping in order to be able to milk the parliamentary remuneration system – and, by extension, taxpayers – money. The fact that he is M's arbetsmarknadspolitiske spokesperson and to set stricter requirements on the beneficiaries to make the situation particularly piquant.

news of this kind it is easy to start raging against the establishment. The conclusion that the politicians just want the shoe itself is close at hand.

It is wrong. The overwhelming majority of our elected officials are toiling hard to represent their constituents as best they can. At the local level is often the financial compensation also. Far too many politicians have to endure hatred and threats.

sad often that, in particular, mps grabb of the generous compensation schemes. Equally deplorable are the consequences which such behavior often may. When Aftonbladet asks the Conservatives group leader mr Tobias Billström on Bengtzboes approach, he says only that if the ”errors” ”corrected”.

As is often the setting – correct and may have to pay back. But if you consciously more or less cheated to money, you do not have the right to should the punishment be harder than that.

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