So Labour MP, Frank Cook, tried to claim expenses for the £5 collection for a Battle of Britain memorial church service. His claim was turned down.
But it's not the system that allows ridiculous claims that is most to blame: it's the morals of these MPs that enable them to make the claims. 'I could so I did.' Well, that's all right then.
P.S. £5?! An MP on a salary of something like £64,000 couldn't afford more than that? On expenses or otherwise?