Dodgy Deals In The House Of Commons


images2 The new House of Commons Speaker is tiny John Bercow, who “flipped” his second home from his constituency to a £540,000 flat in London and claimed the maximum possible allowances for it. His expenses files reveal he also twice charged the public purse for the cost of hiring a chartered accountant to handle his tax return. He’s planning on moving his family into the Palace of Westminster; might have trouble selling it, though. Come back Betty Boothroyd!

2 comments on “Dodgy Deals In The House Of Commons”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    We’ve all been reading the horror stories about MPs and their mis-use of allowances. Every once in a while we have little incidents of such things as taking the whole family on a working trip or spending far too much on entertaining,but nothing like the British examples. Don’t their accounts get audited?

  2. Terrence says:

    Yes, they are suppose to have a department in Parliament who monitor expenses. Obviously this isn’t working. It’s like having the fox watch over the hen house. I believe they are going to set-up an outside body to audit the MP’s expenses from now on. Since MPs cannot be trusted to be honest about there expense accounts. I am still laughing my ass off over the husband and wife tag team MPs. She claims the one house and he claims the other house. You gotta love the set of balls on those two. My other favorite MP is the one who paid off his mortgage 18 months ago and was still claiming expenses. Oh I forgot I paid that off. I mean really, how does one forget they paid off a large mortgage. And I mustn’t forget about the MP who owns the large house that people have compared to Balmoral. He said people were only jealous he owned such a large house. 200 years ago the French knew what to do with people like that.

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