Another reason to hate her
God, I spent 5 years wanting someone to drop a safe on her head or something. So annoying.
Readers hungry for an IT angle to the unfolding MPs' expenses scandal will be cheered by today's news that taxpayers have been paying thousands of pounds to tart up a flat occupied by AOL Connie, the star turn in a famed series of dotcom-era TV ads punting dial-up internet access. Connie was played by model/actress Rachel …
If i hear one more MP say it was in the rules......
Its also in the RULES that hackney cabs must carry around a bail of hay for there horses (arse-about-tit example but you get the idea) but common sense is used by taxi drivers and the police with this RULE, shame MPs didn't show the same common sense, then again if you leave children in charge of there dinner money they will generally spend it on other things than what they should.
Funny thing is a guy at my work got caught fiddling the expenses he got fired straight away and the police where called in and he only fiddle a few hundred quid.
PH - cause she likes to fiddle things like an MP.
And someone needs to point out to these idiots just because teh speaker left doesn't mean there all in the clear now.
> £1,036 for drain cleaning?
That was my reaction too.
My first thought was "I'm in the wrong business," but then I remembered that over on your side of the pond your indigenous plumbers are being put out of work by cheap, imported Polish plumbers.
Seems like for £1,036 you should get a whole lot of drain cleaning. Or something.
Paris, because I'm told she's pretty good at working on the plumbing.
Of course all MPs should be able to claim expenses to pay for the upkeep of any children who aren't talented enough to fend for themselves. After all, not every MP is lucky enough to have children who are capable of racketeering a fortune large enough to start a military coup like Margaret Thatcher has.
At least we can live in confidence that Wacky Jacqui's upcoming ID card will help to stop all this fraud malarkey.
"Its also in the RULES that hackney cabs must carry around a bail of hay for there horses (arse-about-tit example but you get the idea) but common sense is used by taxi drivers and the police with this RULE, shame MPs didn't show the same common sense, then again if you leave children in charge of there dinner money they will generally spend it on other things than what they should."
Lets all bundle down to our local common on a Sunday and practise archery while we're at it, if we're lucky a few unfortunate MP's might get in the way. Either that or some of them are so think we could probably convince them that we need to practise shooting Apple's off their heads.
I read this on Ceefax earlier and honestly thought it was Phil Willis who played Connie. What a relief.
I see Gordon Brown is still not reading his petitions-
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Phil Willis is my local MP and has been an excellent constituency MP all these years. Because of that, I'd be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt over expense claims unless the claims were manifestly unreasonable.
Fortunately, he's got a post on his website explaining the claims he made:
After reading his response, I don't think the claims were unreasonable.
"Phil Willis is my local MP and has been an excellent constituency MP all these years. Because of that, I'd be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt over expense claims unless the claims were manifestly unreasonable."
In which case, you will not mind me sending you my claim for having work done on my roof. Why should I pay for the upkeep of someone else's property? Will you also be paying for my fuel and food?
Why do I have to pay for living expenses out of my wages? The only expenses I can claim are work related, and clearing drains is *NOT* work related.
Mr Willis may indeed have made claims 'by the rules' and 'in good faith', but there's no denying that these rules suck. Why should the taxpayer front the redecoration of two properties? What stinks here is that MPs are working within the rules in a manner that they can profit. They probably think they're doing nothing wrong because all their mates are at it too.
It's boring, and it has to stop forthwith.
I would be going into these homes and removing anything paid with taxpayer money in these homes.
If you can't use your own salary then you are a theif plain and simple.
Really now dry cleaning $8,000 or more?
Either he has a luandry basket so full he never does his own cleaning oe he owns 1 shirt that is so delicate he should be called a fancy boy and he should be wearing lipstick.
Also when he send out drycleaning someone should be there to confirm he is using his own salary paycheck money and not from taxpayers money.
If he can't use his own salary then he should not be dry cleaning in the first place!
Petty govt theives..... take them out back and shoot them.
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