Should taxpayers pay for Chuka’s Brexit jaunt to Paris?

Should taxpayers pay for Chuka's Brexit jaunt to Paris?
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Chuka Umunna loves to talk Brexit, telling anyone who will listen what a disaster Britain’s departure from the EU will be. The MP for Streatham has even made several hops across the Channel to discuss the subject with European politicians. But who paid for Chuka’s recent jolly to Paris to talk Brexit? Mr S can reveal that it was the taxpayer that footed the £397 bill for Chuka’s Eurostar ticket to the French capital:

So is travelling to France really the best way of representing his constituents in south London? A spokesman for Chuka said that ‘by being active in the Brexit debate, including talking to European counterparts, he is fulfilling an election commitment he made to his constituents at the General Election’. Mr S is sure that his constituents will agree...

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