Tagged: Expenses

734 – A Funny Old Number

734 – A Funny Old Number

Not quite a Jumbo Jet, but the number of Expenses Claims fraudulently made by Bob Blackman MP (allegedly). You can find the story here. Now there may be those amongst you who think I’m...

One Rule For Them………It Was Always Thus

One Rule For Them………It Was Always Thus

I have to thank the Torygraph for this morning’s moan. They ran an article yesterday informing us that disgraced politician Chris Huhne was back in Parliament. This wasn’t exactly the story it first appears...

My Old Friend IDS Has Done It Again

My Old Friend IDS Has Done It Again

Iain Duncan Smith, IDS, (or IBS to his friends) has excelled himself once more.  His Department is completely and utterly incompetent and he should fall on his Biro, that he’s probably claimed on expenses...

ConDem – The Government That Just Keeps Giving (And Taking)

ConDem – The Government That Just Keeps Giving (And Taking)

In the week when MPs get an 11% pay rise and a brand spanking new pension scheme, (have I mentioned those before?) just so long as they stop claiming for tea and biscuits for...

MPs’ Expenses Part II

MPs’ Expenses Part II

Hey Kev, What’s in the shed?  A Shed Load of Cash for your MP is what’s in the Shed, and make no mistake. Yesterday’s post was more about the headline figures and big numbers,...

MPs’ Expenses Bill Soars To Almost £100m

MPs’ Expenses Bill Soars To Almost £100m

Well, there’s a headline to start the week with.  If you’re feeling charitable please feel free to forward new quills to Angry Towers, this one’s getting worn out. It took me quite a while...

#SnoutsInTheTrough

#SnoutsInTheTrough

Just a Quickie today. Now where have I heard that before? What news was there on 11th July that stopped me seeing this? IPSA released it’s recommendations for MPs’ Pay and Pensions Briefly, these...

MPs Expenses – 2 Versions

MPs Expenses – 2 Versions

I don’t know about you but I’ve absolutely had enough of the sleaze and expenses furore from all parties in our illustrious government, Lords and Commoners alike. I’m also quite (well extremely actually) fed...

Ethics

Ethics

Good morning folks, I woke up this morning to a right little Twitter Shit-Storm about Ethics. I’m sure you’ve seen it, how can you have missed it? I’m sure it’s reported everywhere this morning...

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

Nope, I haven’t gone mad and started promoting parliamentary committees. But I did get to wondering after Saturday’s blog, “I Am Disturbed“, about the thorny subject of ethics in the Houses of Parliament. We...