Stiff list 2020

From Wiki:

<<...Sir Peter John Viggers (13 March 1938 – 19 March 2020)

A British lawyer and Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Gosport. He stepped down in 2010 as a result of the investigation of MPs' expenses. ..>>


And from the DT: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituar...tory-mp-whose-floating-duck-house-symbolised/


<<...Sir Peter – a popular figure at Westminster – told his local paper at the outset: “Personally, I have of course always scrupulously observed the rules.” Those rules enabled him to claim more than £30,000 for “gardening”, including 28 tons of manure; much of this he repaid.

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The infamous 'Stockholm' duck house for which he attempted, unsuccessfully, to claim £1,645 on expenses CREDIT: AFP/Getty Images

Then the Telegraph disclosed that he had made the most ridiculous claim of all. The “Stockholm” duck house was based on an 18th-century building in Sweden; 5ft high, it had a bridge for the birds to climb aboard, and shelter from the elements. “Ashamed and humiliated” as ridicule broke over him, Sir Peter said the house was “never liked by the ducks”; he had put it into storage, to be sold for charity. Its designer lamented the furore’s devastating effect on sales.

The scandal, in the evening of Sir Peter’s career, overshadowed a lifetime spent championing his constituents and the Royal Navy – including his securing of HMS Alliance (1945) as the centrepiece of Gosport’s Submarine Museum – and three years in Margaret Thatcher’s government...>>
 

Stirlin

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RIP Sir , proud to have the same surname , as a 16 yr old on my first ship I was dubbed Stirling and it stuck .
After he won the Mille Migilia rally in a record time the race was shelved as it was deemed too dangerous.
 

Dusty70

War Hero
Tim Brooke - Taylor one of the Goodies.........funny bloke

and, even worse as a life Chelsea supporter...................The Cat, Peter Bonetti, used to watch him from the shed at Stamford Bridge when I was a young un
 
RIP Sir , proud to have the same surname , as a 16 yr old on my first ship I was dubbed Stirling and it stuck .
After he won the Mille Migilia rally in a record time the race was shelved as it was deemed too dangerous.

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Brings to mind that believe- it-or-not anecdote about when he was pulled over for speeding.

Angry PC 49 inquired 'Who the hell do you think you are, Stirling-Effing-Moss??....
 
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