Government Of The Dead: Fraud

Government of the Dead: Fraud

Chris Knight

Government Of The Dead: Fraud

From the Archive: Monday 1 June 2009: As promised street theatre group the Government of the Dead returned to parliament, this time with handcuffs to arrest the "criminals" involved in the never-ending story of MP's expense claims.

Former East London University professor Chris Knight read out a long fraud list, naming the claimants and the ridiculous expenses MP's expected the UK taxpayer to pay back, including "protecting shrubs from bunny rabbits", "moat cleaning" and a "rocking chair".

The small group of protestors then made several attempts to arrest those MPs they considered "benefit fraudsters" but were halted, in true irony, by the police.

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