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 expense requests.… read more

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 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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