Just when MPs thought it was safe to stick their heads above the parapet, presumably thinking that the public were getting bored with the Telegraph’s revelations – even its latest opposition to the censorship all over the claim forms and receipts, the Guardian has weighed in; so now newspapers from both sides of the political spectrum are aiming their guns at Parliament.
The Guardian’s campaign has released a crowd-sourced website that asks readers to check through all expenses submitted by MPs over the last four years. The site contains 457,153 pages of documents of which 297,058 need to be reviewed. When someone finds something suspicious they can flag it for further investigation by the newspaper, instructions on the site say:
‘Join us in digging through the documents of MPs’ expenses to identify individual claims, or documents that you think merit further investigation. You can work through your own MP’s expenses, or just review any one of the outstanding documents