"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Secret Repayments MPs Named

The MPs who were secretly reimbursed expenses they had been ordered to repay have been named:

Roger Berry £635.25 refund for furniture
Chris Bryant £1,303.74 for mortgage and water rates
Sir John Butterfill £15,114.30 for servants’ quarters
Liam Byrne £1,349.41 for mobile phone and rent
Jon Cruddas £319.94
John Cummings £2,727.06 for cleaning
Paul Flynn £440.87 for life insurance
Cheryl Gillan £4.47 for dog food
Geoff Hoon £245.47 for TV licence and insurance
Stewart Jackson £876 for maintenance
Sally Keeble £3737.74 for mortgage overpayments
Alan Keen £976.85 for claiming for 2nd home which was uninhabitable while repairs being carried out
Ann Keen £976.86 for claiming for 2nd home which was uninhabitable while repairs being carried out
Andrew Lansley£138.80 for repairs and decorations to Tudor cottage shortly before selling.
Rob Marris £3,283.39
Christine McCafferty £2,086.75 for mortgage overpayments and fitted wardrobe
William McCrea £878.79 for furniture
Bill Olner £660.97 for cleaning
Lembit Opik £40 for court summons for late payment of council tax
Baroness Quin £1,504 for repair of broken shower
John Reid £4,604.63 for “overlapping” claims between renting and leasing properties
Iris Robinson £299.83
Jim Sheriden £379.41
Joan Walley £1,303 for furniture
Wayne David £189.98
Richard Younger-Ross £3,170.92 for furniture

The Keen double act are on the list and how nice it is to see Sir John Butterfill not out of pocket after the taxpayers paid  £15k+ for the refurbishment of his servants' quarters.

IPSA, the expensively-funded and 'independent' body set up to toughen regulation, is proving to be ineffectual as it backtracks on previous proposals and not nearly enough MPs have been referred to the Met or seen the inside of a Courtroom.

Insert your own expletives - I'm beyond caring anymore.  The sun is shining and I need a day out of the mire.

2 comments:

  1. The sun is shining and I need a day out of the mire.


    That's just a day out in climate change, so no change, still in the mire!

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  2. :-) we had a spot of rain too - climate change at its best.

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