"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."

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Hanningfield Re-arrested

Lord Hanningfield, who was released earlier this week after serving only three months of a nine-month jail term for fraudulent accounting, has been re-arrested by Essex Police.

Hanningfield was originally jailed for fiddling almost £14k of expenses while he was sitting in the House of Lords and Leader of Essex County Council. It looks as though he's been double-dipping into the public purse and charging twice for travel/accommodation expenses.

He's been released on bail until next year. Let's hope that if he's found guilty he serves more than three months this time since he seems to be a serial cheat and re-offender. He's another public servant who steals because they feel they're "entitled."

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