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MP expenses 'abused 700 years ago' says Chris Bryant

31 March 2014 Last updated at 15:00 BST

Parliamentarians were abusing their expenses 700 years ago, an MP has revealed in the book Parliament: A Biography.

Chris Bryant explained his research to Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics, which included the background to the phrases the Mother of All Parliaments and habeas corpus.

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