Jacqui Smith and the porn films expenses

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  1. Yee Gods! Is there anything our tax money is not subsidising politicos and their families for?
     
  2. She is said to be disappointed that this was claimed for and she is now taking steps to repay it.

    Disappointed? She has claimed for the taxpayers to pay for spank smut..... Is there nothing they cannot claim for? Disappointed that she signed off the expenses claim (surely that is the process that the claiming MP has to sign off the expenses claim). Or is it a money pot that they can just dip into and stuff into their already over bloated wallets. She will of course repay the mistaken claim, but surely there is more to this, she must have signed for the expenses, and should have checked the claim before submitting it, as all those of us in normal business have to. Repaying the money does not rectify this offence.

    She is a senior cabinet minister FFS, surely at that level an element of probity in what is and is not regarded as an expense claim is to be expected. Did she not check the claims?

    As Home secretary she has implemented law changes to restrict the porn and sex trade in this country, but then her hubby sits in front of the TV spanking his monkey, while his wife crusades to ban smut.
     
  3. Corruption at its finest
    FFS watching a little smut is perfetly normal,but expecting the taxpayer to pay for it is a bit of a pish take.
     
  4. Wasn't there a thing recently saying that a MPs claim under £250 wouldn't even be audited?

    Makes you think, when you scrabbling to find every last receipt to keep for the next 2 years..... Does JPA cover such "expenses"?

    As I have said before, it is high time that the MPs are given their own pads estate (open to all bar those who live close enough to commute and of course those with official residences already (no 10 and 11).

    A nice little pad, with fully furnished homes, ready for occupancy on a part time basis. The main home being whereever the MPs constuticny is. Easy to defend and protect, easy to police. Chuck a few conference rooms in, and a guest area.

    In fact, just for a bit of British Quaintness, we could have all the houses starting at number 12. With the gate guard being no 1. Not sure what 2- 9 could be but.

    It could look like this for example....

    [​IMG]Downing Street Heights.

    The more time they spend in the House, the better house they get on the pad.

    Perhaps we could moor a barge of some sort (Prison Hulks are all the rage nowadays aren't they?) near the Houses (obviously made to look nice from the outside).

    Or [​IMG]

    Turn the inside in to a nice part time residence, turn the flight deck in to a tennis lawn, etc. With a heli bit on the back.

    An idea that has appeared here before (can't remember who put it forward) Pay the MP a set fee. Which includes wages and expenses to run their offices. If they want to hire their partner as a "adviser" or as a "envelope licker" they can.

    They get a default admin car for London (paid up with the congestion charge etc) say a smart car and a rail card.
     
  5. CF while I agree about the idea of an MP Hotel in London for those who need it, I would prefer to see that family members become specifically excluded from employment as envelope lickers. There is a fundamental problem with an MP employing a spouse - accountability. Will Jacqui Smith fire her husband from his £40K fully expensed job? I think we know the answer is going to be no.

    Look at it another way, not only does he earn a living with a significantly above average wage, but lives in taxpayer funded accomodation, with presumably a taxpayer funded pension and other perks that go with that role. We need to get back to reality, and reform parliament and its administration expenses et al.

    They should be able to get away with no more than any other citizen in this country. Lifestyle is not expensable to me, and nor should it be to an MP.
     
  6. Did they watch them together?
     
  7. Are you sure it was not Jacqui Smith I always thought she was a lesbian with her hardline feminist anti male views.
     
  8. She wasn't at home when the films were watched, apparently she is furious........mmmmmmm, wouldn't like to be her husband/son/daughter when she gets home
     
  9. Very embarrassing for the Home Secretary.

    That is the main point from this. She shouldn't be allowed to claim for Virgin Media TV, the fact that her stupid husband was watching scut is just the cherry on the cake.

    It would be interested to see what the two films were....
     
  10. Jacqui Smith, as Home Secretary, already has taxpayer funded accommodation in London. The fact that she chooses not to use it and claims a large allowance for 'staying' at her sisters speaks volumes about the sort of person that is being appointed to one of the great offices of state.
     
  11. We seem to be becoming more and more like the fall of the Roman Empire. Every last vestige of civility and honour has long since departed and we are left with absolute corruption with all the major players just seeking to feather their own nests, possibly because they realise that with their current collective behaviour and policy they will be a long time out in the cold.
    With so little political will to rectify the appalling abuse of expenses I doubt if any Government will try to change the law on expenses, after all MPs will vote against any regulation stating the have honour enough to make the system work without further regulation, just about as self-serving as it is possible to be. Cameron should make regulation and control of MPs expenditure a priority if he gets into power. It may do little to affect the economy but it will do wonders for public perception. They want us to pay our taxes but all we see at the moment is our hard-earned money going to fund lifestyles for the morally bankrupt.
     
  12. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'I thinks it time to have a new Home Secretary and Adviser'

    hmmm...... just the home secretary and adviser? you want to leave the snotgobbling pantwetter alone then??
     
  13. What were the 2 films he watched?
     
  14. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'Tory MP Philip Davies said last night that if the porn-movie claims were true, the Home Secretary would have to resign.
    ‘Claiming that her sister’s back bedroom is her main home is one thing but this could push her over the cliff. It is surely not legitimate to use Commons’ second-home allowances to buy blue movies. If this is true, I cannot see how she can survive.’ '

    why not? no one in her party gives a sh1t and she certainly doesnt. if she's got the brass neck to claim £120k she wasnt morally entitled to and claim everything is above board and she's doing nothing wrong, whats a few quid for scud films for hubby? she'll be more annoyed that everyone knows her other half is that desperate for a bit of action that doesnt make him physically sick he's happy with a grot video and a box of kleenex.