Blunktw@tt gets £18K for lying and misusing his office

I hope he suffocates to death in between the breasts of one of the call-girls he will invariably blow the money on. The lying bearded lecher puts corrupt African nations to shame with his behaviour.

Blunkett got £18,000 payoff (and then came back)
By Marie Woolf, Chief Political Correspondent
24 June 2005

David Blunkett, who resigned as Home Secretary in December last year following a furore over the visa of his former lover's nanny, received a pay-off of more than £18,000, even though he returned to the Cabinet five months after quitting.

The Government was accused last night of a "grotesque abuse" of taxpayers' money after it emerged that ministers who have resigned from their jobs - and then returned to government - had received thousands of pounds in compensation.

Alan Milburn, who has left the Cabinet twice, was due two official pay-offs. He was entitled to about £17,800 in redundancy cash, after he resigned as Health Secretary in 2003, and £18,700 after he resigned last month as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

MPs called yesterday for reform of the ministerial redundancy payments, and said that members who returned to government should pay the money back. Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes who obtained the official figures, said: "This is a grotesque abuse of taxpayers' money to financially reward politicians who have to leave their jobs in government. It is a resettlement grant for those who have settled back into government.

"It is questionable at best whether ministers leaving office should receive any handouts, but they certainly shouldn't when they return to office with hardly any time elapsing. I call on them to hand back this money."

A number of Labour ministers have been entitled to double pay-offs, the Government says. They include Peter Mandelson, who "would have received" payments of £11,300 in 1998 and £16,543 in 2001 after leaving the Government twice, according to the Cabinet Office.

Beverley Hughes, who was forced to quit as immigration minister in April last year, was entitled to £9,449, even though she returned to the government as children's minister in last month's reshuffle. Harriet Harman, who was Secretary of State for Social Security, and returned as Solicitor General, is now a constitutional affairs minister.

According to the figures provided by the Cabinet Office, she was entitled to £11,300. Ministers are entitled to receive a quarter of their salary when they leave office - even if they are appointed to another paid ministerial position more than three weeks later.

They do not have to pay tax on these severance payments and are also exempt from National Insurance contributions on the funds. Many ministers earn more than £100,000 a year, because they also receive MPs salaries of about £59,000.

A spokesman for David Blunkett said yesterday: "These arrangements were introduced under the last Conservative government and recognise the need for a modest period of readjustment.

"That is why the Labour government introduced 30 years ago the redundancy payments scheme, which has protected the interests of millions of workers since that time."

The spokesman added: "I presume Norman Baker will now pledge to forego his severance should he resign or lose his seat at the next general election."

Lucrative cabinet farewells


Why he quit: Left as Home Secretary in 2004 after controversy about the visa of his former lover's nanny.

Payment due: £18,215


Why she quit: Left as immigration minister in 2004 following a controversy over visas for Eastern Europeans.

Payment due: £9,449


Why she quit: Left as Social Security Secretary in 1998 following a power struggle with her then deputy, Frank Field.

Payment due: £11,300


Why he quit: Left as Health Secretary in June 2003 to spend more time with his family and in May 2005, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to spend more time with his family.

Payments due: £17,850 and £18,725


Why he quit: Left as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 1998, over £373,000 home loan from Geoffrey Robinson and again in 2001 as Northern Ireland Secretary in 2001 after claims he intervened in a passport application.

Payments due: £11,300 in 1998 and £16,543 in 2001


Thieves. Every last one of them. One of our lads took redundancy from the mob and came back 18 months later. He had to pay the money back.
Cannot trust them. This needs sorting out. And they look after the country's interests?? I think just their own!
The money is supposedly to ease the individual's transition to earning less.

In Blunkett's case he stayed in the same ministerial accommodation, undertook an election campaign, and was back so quick that he earned more in compensation than if he had not resigned.

If he had the decency he'd hand the money back, if he was indecent he'd buy lots of loose women for his body guards. He'll probably keep it though - such is the man.
And who was it that bitched about the royals costing 61p a year per person... :roll:
Nope sorry, thats the result of our "Its your fault, therefore your redundant" policy.

If we actually made them responsible for cleaning up their mistakes then it woudl be different, but we expect to see a minister get made redundant if someone in there department makes any errors.

If i got made redundant in my job, and then went back to work for them in the future, i wouldn't expect to pay the money back, thats was my due for being let go.

We have made that beast, this is the fall out.

We need to make them more responsible, IE do something about a problem so it doesn't happen again, rather than getting rid at the first sign of a paperclip being in the wromg place!!!!!!
The crux of the issue, as I see it, is that these people should not be made redundant, but removed from post. If a Cpl is demoted to LCpl for an offence, he will lose out in his wage packet and get no pay-off. This is a bloody sham. These people are primarily concerned with lining their own pocket with little regard for what is right. Viva la revolution.
Blunkett was not made redundant, there remained a requirement for the role of Home Secretary to be fulfilled, the post was not disestablished, there was no rationalisation which meant the duties could be performed more efficiently by another individual (as if that would ever happen in the world of UK politcs).

Blunkett resigned because he demonstrated that he was not a suitable person for the job in which he was employed, if he was a bus driver who turned up for work pissed or regularly crashed his bus into low bridges he would similarly have the choice of resigning or being fired, he would not recieve a redundancy payment because he wouldn't be redundant, someone would still have to drive the bus.

The pay off for Blunkett and all the other politicos having to fall on their sword when they demonstrate quite how dismal they are has already been paid, their salaries are particularly healthy, the generous allowances for their personal staff, the homes that come with the jobs, these are all part of the benefits granted to them in return for being man or woman enough to accept responsibility when they foul up.

Let's see if we can persuade Westminster council to install larger lamp posts around Parliament Square so that come the revolution we can string more of them up per lamp post
Blunkett is a Bounder a Cad and a Thief, if his dog had any sense of decency it would lead him down an open manhole.

Blunkett - Resigned becuase he's corrupt
Hughes - Competency issues
Harman - Clueless
Mandelson - Corrupt C0ck munching clown
Blair - Cnut

Vote Labour the party of the 5Cs
Use to feel sorry for Blunkett because if you got that much power i would help my childrens nannys visa but plain to see now he is a

cu!nt of the first order
shame tho
(ARRSE) “…. is not promoting the armed overthrow of HMG”,
Is it time for a policy review?
Queen Blair will turn this Country into a 3rd world shite hole run by corrupt MP's and Muslims before he is finished, the history books will be rewritten by a cabal of Lickspittles and arselickers to show Queen Blair as a God.

How long before c*cksucker Queen Blair loses his personal protection after his replacement Slasher brown moves in ?
Complain to this bloke:

The Secretary
Committee on Standards in Public Life
35 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BQ

If enough mud sticks....
As has been stated, they resigned, were not made redundant, i resigned from apost once, i didnt get any pay out, I have seen plenty of peoples positions been made redundant but they moved within the company, and they didn't get any pay out.

Politicians, supposed to be looking after our interests?

yeah right, they look after their own and that is all bunch of tw@s.
You have to admit that he does well with the birds - for a blind, ugly, beardy tw@t !

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