British Prime Minister Brown on Speaker Martin's Resignation

Prime Minister Brown addressed reporters on the resignation of House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin over a scandal involving members… read more

Prime Minister Brown addressed reporters on the resignation of House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin over a scandal involving members expense requests. Prime Minister Brown said that the scandal called not only for an immediate investigation into members' expense filings over the past several years, but also a fundamental transformation in Parliamentary governance. He proposed to move from a system of self-regulation of salaries and allowances resembling “a 19th century gentlemen’s club,” to a more transparent framework in which such matters are determined by an independent commission and set rules. close

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British Prime Minister Brown on Speaker Martin's Resignation

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Program ID:
286473-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
News Conference
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
May 19, 2009
Last Aired:
May 20, 2009

Airing Details

  • May 19, 2009 | 8:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2009 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2009 | 1:28am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 2009 | 6:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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