MP expense fiddling anonymity

#41
MPs’ pay is linked to average rises in the public sector, as determined by the Office for National Statistics. Following reforms to the way MPs’ pay is calculated, the rise is automatic and not subject to a vote.
This years is 2.7%. So when we say 'linked to' what we actually mean is 'considerably more than'.
 
#42
Pretty staggering that over half of them have had their cards suspended. Looking at the excuses (lost my receipts, bloody staffer forgot to do it, I misread the rules) they are are in the area for the rest of us in which HMRC would just laugh and slap us with a massive fine if we fiddled out taxes.

Why they still have the cards is also a mystery, in a normal organisation, abuse a company CC once and you quite rightly lose it, some of these shysters have had their cards stopped 14 times. No wonder they are so out of touch, in their bubble rules only apply to the plebs.
 
#43
Pretty staggering that over half of them have had their cards suspended. Looking at the excuses (lost my receipts, bloody staffer forgot to do it, I misread the rules) they are are in the area for the rest of us in which HMRC would just laugh and slap us with a massive fine if we fiddled out taxes.

Why they still have the cards is also a mystery, in a normal organisation, abuse a company CC once and you quite rightly lose it, some of these shysters have had their cards stopped 14 times. No wonder they are so out of touch, in their bubble rules only apply to the plebs.
you'd get the sack for fiddling expenses. Gross misconduct. Instant dismissal
 
#44
The will do away with elections next.
There's a section in the darker parts of the Civil Contingencies Act that allows the suspension of elections under given circumstances.

As one political blogger put it when it hit the statute books around the time the press were trying to stir up a "summer of discontent:-"

"If we behave ourselves we will have an election next year and can vote this shower out. If we riot there won't be an election..."

Guess which PM was in office when they dreamt that one up...?
 
#45
There's a section in the darker parts of the Civil Contingencies Act that allows the suspension of elections under given circumstances.

As one political blogger put it when it hit the statute books around the time the press were trying to stir up a "summer of discontent:-"

"If we behave ourselves we will have an election next year and can vote this shower out. If we riot there won't be an election..."

Guess which PM was in office when they dreamt that one up...?
Blair the Bastard? [A pox on his house and all who dwell within ]
 
#47
MPs are boosting their expenses payments by up to £9,000-a-year by claiming for dependent children | Daily Mail Online

Energy minister Claire Perry was said to have claimed £9,846 on top of her £22,760 standard allowance by citing her three children aged 17, 19 and 22.



That is fraud in its purest form, and as nobody** is above the law, she should be prosecuted. No half measures, then forfeit her seat, as she has shown she does not have the moral integrity to represent her constituents.


** Unless you have friends in high places, and can pull strings, call in favours, or simply bribe and lie your way out, which seems to be the MO for some MP's, the names of Mandelson & Blair come to mind.
 
#49
There's a section in the darker parts of the Civil Contingencies Act that allows the suspension of elections under given circumstances.

As one political blogger put it when it hit the statute books around the time the press were trying to stir up a "summer of discontent:-"

"If we behave ourselves we will have an election next year and can vote this shower out. If we riot there won't be an election..."

Guess which PM was in office when they dreamt that one up...?
The old Abolition of Parliament Act.

I read that any cabinet minister could declare a state of emergency simply by, err, declaring a state of emergency. Not only could elections be suspended, but legislation as well. Except for the Human Rights Act of course, wouldn't want Cherie's income dipping below six figures, would we?

The cabinet would rule by decree, Politburo style.

There was speculation that Gordon Brown might have been mental enough to try declaring a financial emergency to cling to power after he lost the 2010 election.

FFS don't tell Diane Abbott about this. If Labour get in to power, they'll never leave.
 
#50
That is fraud in its purest form, and as nobody** is above the law, she should be prosecuted. No half measures, then forfeit her seat, as she has shown she does not have the moral integrity to represent her constituents.


** Unless you have friends in high places, and can pull strings, call in favours, or simply bribe and lie your way out, which seems to be the MO for some MP's, the names of Mandelson & Blair come to mind.
Only if her claim that "all claims were made in accordance with the expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa)" isn't true.
 

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