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  1. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    I bet they're squirming at the thought of it all coming out.

    Sh1tting themselves to claim it's a breach of the the official secrets act.

    Full story here.
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Indeed. In the public interest of course. Yes Prime Minister.
  3. I wondered how the exact details of Jacqui's naughty films got out, as she wouldn't have itemised the claim.

    Can you be in breach of the Official Secrets act if you haven't signed it ??
  4. msr

    msr LE

    Of course you can.

    You are in breach of the Road Traffic act if your headlights don't work, but I bet you haven't signed that?

  5. Simples. She has to submit the bill and it would be questioned if higher than the normal "monthly rental fee"
  6. Sorry - I wasn't being pedantic. Most of us have had to sign it at some stage, so why the need ??
  7. I love the righteous indignation expressed by the politicians about someone daring to sell the details of their expenses.

    Yeah, cos that's the really criminal bit of the whole story isn't it!?
  8. I've always thought that too. I think it's kind of a ceremonial thing to remind you of the seriousness of the Act. Or something.
  9. Well yes, in the big picture. Civil/public servants should not leak.
  10. Unfortunately for the wanking fist and his cronies, the fact that civil servants shouldnt leak has been through the courts, and been won. If it is in the public interest it is/was deemed acceptable.

    Look up Clive Ponting.
  11. I can understand (just about) principled (as he saw it) stands like Ponting's. Leaking the fact that few films were seen is hardly that. It was clearly political in nature and should be condemned. It just makes a fully political Civil Service more likely and that is not to be welcomed.
  12. Ashie, it's your lot that politicised the Civil Service. How ironic that you reap what you sow.
  13. How taxpayers money is spent on MP's expenses is in the public interest, particularly in a recession. If Smith and her cronies weren't doing immoral house buying and misusing their positions to make personal gains there would have been no story. She claimed taxpayers money for her husbands masturbatory habits, that is in the public interest. The fact she paid it back makes no difference to me, she claimed it - that is the offence and she should stand down for it.
  14. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Don't talk sh!t you moron! :evil:

    The fact that politicians are claiming (falsely) for second homes that aren't second homes, and putting through expense claims for their husbands porn habits means that FULL DISCLOSURE is very very much in the public interest.

    After all, the politicians are incapable of running their accounts honestly, the government accounts departments are incapable of investigating their lies and getting them to account for themselves, and the tax office doesn't treat their little pecadillos as 'business matters' that require full auditing for tax purposes.

    In the absence of proper balances and checks, I'd suggest that you can bet your bottom dollar the we THE PUBLIC will scutinise their goings on VERY fcuking carefully, for the good of the public and the office of state.
  15. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    I think it's in the public interest that we find out who's leaked the list... so he can be well rewarded.

    I'd stand him a night of drinks at the very least if it means these robbing sh1thouses have to curb their ways even slightly.