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Brown apologises to nurses for expenses claims

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Prime minister Gordon Brown has apologised to nurses for the scandal over MPs’ expenses.

Mr Brown addressed RCN Congress in Harrogate today and, in a surprise move, used the platform to apologise for the revelations over MPs’ expenses, published over the last few days in the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Brown said politicians should look to the example set by nurses in caring for others.

‘As politicians we have a responsibility to show that the people who enter our profession are there to serve, not just interested in themselves,’ he said.

‘I would like to apologise on behalf of politicians from all parties for what has happened in the events of the last few days,’ he said.

‘As you have standards for your nursing profession we must make sure we have the highest standards for our profession,’ he added. ‘Mistakes have been made…our wrong has to be righted.’

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