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Revelations about MPs' expense claims continue to dominate the papers as new polls show that the government has suffered most. The former chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body, who carried out a review into parliamentary pay in 2008, says the National Audit Office should now examine MPs' expenses on an annual basis. A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons though says a dissolution of Parliament and immediate General Election may be the only way forward.

Plus a new attempt is to be made to curb illegal immigration from Africa into the European Union. Italy and Libya will begin joint patrols of the Mediterranean. In proportion to its population, Malta has the highest number of asylum applications in the European Union. The World This Weekend travelled to the island to discover why the government there now wants other EU countries to share its burden.

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Sun 10 May 2009 13:00