Time for closer scrutiny of Mr. Brown?

So, despite his incredibly poor participation at all levels in parliament we now know that Gordon Brown claimed £114,998.17 in addition to his parliamentary allowances for being a former Prime Minister.

In order to prove that claims are being used to support genuine public and charitable work and not to subsidise former politicians like Mr. Brown as they cash-in on lucrative lecture tours and directorships, surely these claims should be opened up to scrutiny. The public have a right to be concerned that he is claiming both parliamentary and public duties allowances.

MPs’ expenses have properly been put under the microscope. I believe that this scrutiny should be extended to the public duties allowance as well.