Go and spend it, boys.....

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  1. Oh goodly, goodly gum-drops. Another New Liebor scandal brewing.... I always thought that there are plenty more banana skins for Pa MacRuins party to skid and slide about on.

    More to come once the G20 Knees-up have all gone home....

    Who is for an Early gneral Election....? MacBroone must be hanging in there hoping nothing else goes wrong, or nobody else in the Party f*cks up big-time....

    Oh I do hope so..................... :wink: :wink:
  2. Oh I suspect he notices. I doubt he cares.
    You see, Brown and Blair before him are well aware that all they have to do is sit tight and at best announce an enquiry (sometime in a year or so) and it will blow over.
    They have a long history of it, whats more they have a long history of getting away with it simply by spouting the "done nothing wrong" line and carrying on regardless.
    The fukkers aren't even embarrased about it.
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165611/Blue-movies-expenses-How-Jacqui-Smiths-husband-watched-pornographic-movies--paid-taxpayer.html

    Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s political future was in jeopardy this morning after it was revealed that her husband used her Commons expenses allowance to pay to watch pornographic films.

    Richard Timney, who works as Ms Smith’s Commons adviser, used part of the Minister’s second-homes allowance to pay for the blue movies he watched on a subscription television channel.

    The relationship between Ms Smith and her husband was said by Government insiders to be ‘very difficult,’ but stressed that the couple were still together.

    It is understood that Mr Timney had been watching explicit adult movies on channels broadcast on the Virgin Media cable TV service.

    Ms Smith was said to be 'mortified' today after she was forced to offer a humiliating apology over the expenses claim.

    The Home Secretary said she 'mistakenly' submitted an expenses claim which included five pay-per-view films, including two adult movies which were viewed at her family home in her Redditch constituency.

    A friend said the Home Secretary knew there was 'no excuse' for the error but added: 'To say she's angry with her husband is an understatement.
    'Jacqui was not there when these films were watched.

    'She's furious and mortified.'

    Ms Smith said in a statement: 'I am sorry that in claiming for my internet connection, I mistakenly claimed for a television package alongside it.

    'As soon as the matter was brought to my attention, I took immediate steps to contact the relevant parliamentary authorities and rectify the situation.

    'All money claimed for the television package will be paid back in full.'

    Number 10 backed Ms Smith's decision to repay the expenses claim. Downing Street said the Home Secretary had done the 'right thing' by taking steps to rectify the 'inadvertent mistake'.

    A spokesman said: 'Jacqui Smith has done the right thing by taking steps to rectify this inadvertent mistake as soon as she became aware of it.

    'She is doing a great job as Home Secretary and will not let this issue detract from her determination to ensure we protect the public and make our neighbourhoods safer.'
  4. Keep up!!! http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/p=2519513.html#2519513
  5. To be fair, if I was married to that, I'd probably need to relieve myself with a bit of grot now and then too.
  6. This goes to the heart of New Labour thinking. They feel they should have every privilege whether they can afford it or not. The Tory MP (and indeed a lot of very rich labour Members) will be paying for a bit of luxury out of their own pocket. NL believe the public should pay for them to keep up with the Jones. If you're willing to dig into your own pocket then fair do's, MPs expenses aren't there to give you a 'rich Tory' lifestyle, nor are they designed to bridge the gap between the haves and have nots.
  7. Is New Liarbor the most corrupt (and incompetent) post war Government?
  8. Unfortunately I doubt it and here's my opinion why. This week Daniel Hannan stood up in the European Parliament and for nearly 4 minutes gave a concise speech full heartledly and directly to Gordon Brown, live in front of the world. His speech was bones with no loose meat or fat. Mr. Hannan's speech became an instant worldwide point of debate. In those 4 minutes Mr. Hannan said exactly what everyone has ever wanted to say to Brown. For those 4 minutes he represented the thinking of virtually every British voter. Now I ask you, what difference did it make? Who talks about it any more?

    Still the Labour train heads towards a disaster not much further down the line but some how they continue to keep rolling on. It will take a riot of uncontrolable proportions to bring Brown to his knees. What the G20 Summit will bring God only knows.
  9. Am I alone in noticing Ashie and Sven are mysteriously quiet?
  10. Waaaaaaaah.