Shameless sleaze

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  1. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    The MP's are outdoing each other with outlandish expense claims at the moment. I wont bother linking any stories because quite frankly there's so many of them!

    To call in Plod over the affair was at face value a good move BUT they've been called in to find out who leaked the info not probe the blatant fraud going on...unbelievable.

    Two quotes that caught my eye...

    "what I don’t want is for people to feel that all MPs are corrupt and the system is rotten.â€...Harriet Harman. Bit late love.. :roll:

    "The rules themselves are set by MPs – so this has probably all been approved – but the reality is this doesn’t wash down the pub.†Norman Baker (Lib Dem)......No shit Sherlock...

    Trouble is what ever party you look at there all at it. Get rid of the lot of them and lets start again.

    This second homes allowance, what's that all about? The MP's justify it because they have to be away from home. Diddums, for living away from home and being at your place of work read "Living on-board or living on camp" Dont see many Forces personnel getting an allowance for doing that. In fact they have to pay for the privilege out of their wages. Imagine the conversation if they didn't....

    Down the Grot, 42 CDO..

    "'ere smudge, just been lookin through this John Lewis list"

    "What you on about Chalky?"

    "Well mate, I was wondering if we should claim for these thermal lined silk green curtains or get the red spiderman ones instead?"

    "Fcuk knows mate, just get some that will block the sun from going on our 40" flatscreen telly"

    "OK Smudge will do, we've still got some porn allowance left by the way..."

    The whole situation is ludicrous but no one can do anything about it.
  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    He of the Canary yellow suit..... Could be worse, he might end up doing pantomime for publicity..... :p
  3. Aye that's the bunny.
    Or a stint on UK 'Dancing with the Stars', the man lost about 30Kg when he did the NZ version, with a bit more effort he might disappear completely!
  4. Tut tut chaps, let us give our MPs some credit.

    How many of us would have the courage to
    claim Tampons on our expense chits?

  5. It's all a far cry from the days when people went into politics after a successful career elsewhere. Nowadays, we have these "Career Politicians", who are only interested in 2 things, the accumulation of power and of wealth. We and our petty needs (like work, education, security) are just a minor inconvenience on the road to those book deals and lecture tours after a lifetime of skimming of the taxpayer's cash into their own pockets.

    The real question is, what to do? The politicians of pretty much all the parties are just as crooked as each other. They have forgotten that they are supposed to have been chosen by the people, for the people. These current batch weren't really chosen by anything other than the country's own lethargy when it came to voting them out.
  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Because they're stuck up cunts... :twisted: :lol:
  7. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Looking at some of the stuff they have claimed really is an eye opener. Buff Hoon claimed £90 for his sit on lawn mower to be serviced (nice to know he had time to focus on things like serviceability and suitability), someone claimed for Tampax, they have even claimed for the friggin bags they took the shopping home in!

    As someone who's had the misfortune to run a business in the UK and had to deal with the revenue it is utterly appalling what these fcukwits have been able to get away with. To cap it all, and this to me shows how far from reality these idiots are, they have called the Police to investigate who burst their bubble.

    George Orwell wrote a book called 1984. These parasites need to realise it was a novel not a fcuking aide memoire.
  8. I stand corrected.

  9. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    As usual Labour has to defend itself with obfuscation and untruths. You can tell it's getting really serious when they have to crowbar the slab off and get the evil Mandelbum, the best master of smoke and mirrors that they have, to try and mislead the public.
  10. wait while the revalations about the other lot come out next week
  11. Even Nails couldn't make this one up..


    Anyone like to hazard a guess as to the Parliamentary pursuit
    being dealt with at the time?

  12. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    The dopey bugger had obviously just been given a proper pen, a fountain pen, as a crimbo present for being a good boy and getting promoted at work.

    Being unused to such a fine thing he had no idea of such refinements as "blotting paper" so unwisely used his own initiative and bought some "rolla blotters" with his MP's allowance.

    He has since grown up a bit and realised the error of his ways.
  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Cotton wool. Roll yer own... :wink:
  14. Excellent summary of these parasites, very true on "career politicians. What to do ? Maybe local parties could ensure that candidates are from the local community, and will represent their constituents, rather than some party hack who's been somebody importants secretary and gets dumped on us and blindly toes the party line, regardless of the effect on their constituents. (I'm thinking of one of the 2 MPs in Guzz, who did SFA about the dockyard until after the announcement was made, and had the audacity to support the Gubberment in the vote on the Gurkhas. Sent her a right snottogram, not expecting a reply any time soon.)
    At the risk of repeating myself, the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes. A pox on all their houses, whether they claim for them or not !!!!
  15. If you are caught claiming a benefit that you are not entitled to quite rightly you are hauled before the courts to explain your actions.Saying that the system was there to be abused so I did is not taken as an acceptable excuse.When our elected representitives are caught manipulating the system they put in place they seem to think it is all above board and cannot understand why we the taxpayer should be outraged.They appear to regard their salary as pocket money and everything else is chargeable to expenses.Can any of them believe such a slack system exists anywhere outside Parliament :?:
  16. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Once upon a time, someone dropped a boat's klaxon over the side. It was on my Permanent Loan List so I had to pay for it. As a member of HM Forces I was held financially accountable at every turn, and when on 'subsistence' was paid a sum which didn''t come near to covering expenses. On top of that I had to pay for entertainment given to the Govt's guests everywhere I went. Not the same rules as for MPs I think.
  17. I'd love to ask Hazel Blears why, on moving house yet again, she had to have a new whack off plasma screen in her new gaff - what was wrong with the one she'd just had installed in the old one? And there are a whole shedload of people in the real world, easily found in Yellow Pages - they're called removal men !!!!!!!!!! Lot cheaper than ripping off the taxpayer - oh, I can't believe I thought that, let alone said it.
  18. If MP's need to be accomodated either in their constituency, or within reach of Westminster, then it should be provided perhaps by the public coffer. It should be rented for them (furnished if neccesary, as appropriate for carrying out the duties of office) by the government, for their term of office. It should not be a way of them to speculate on the property market and gain personal profit from OUR money. Once the term of office has been served, it should be passed on to the next MP as his or her official residence, having boosted the personal coffers of the MP, not one Penny. That is Transparent. That is reasonable. That is fair.
  19. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    This takes the biscuit, fcuking murdering thieving scum.

    ...And this.."The expenses leaks have upset MPs so much that the Commons authorities have set up a telephone “crisis line†to offer counselling while Labour whips are alleged to have put a dozen MPs on “suicide watchâ€.

    Only a dozen? come on journo's you can drive a few more of these wretches to the brink.

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