After the resignation of Britain’s parliamentary speaker, Prime Minister Gordon Brown called a news conference. He promised reform of the parliamentary expenses system.
He said: “I believe we need to look much more deeply at how parliament works so that it functions as an open, transparent, modern parliament, in which the Britsh people can have not just trust, but have pride. “We cannot do this just in Westminster, it must be a process that engages citizens themselves, peoples of all parties and none, of all faiths and no faith, from every background and every part of the country. We will come forward with proposals in the coming weeks for how we can take this forward.”