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    George Osborne's mortgage on paddock paid by taxpayers

    George Osborne's mortgage on paddock paid by taxpayers. Maybe he is clever after all!! Getting the British public to pay for his paddock.

    George Osborne's mortgage on paddock paid by taxpayers | Politics | guardian.co.uk

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    This is why politicians should be ousted and picked from common folk whom have common sense and worked hard in life!

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    Yes but according to 'Dave' - we are all in this together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    This is why politicians should be ousted and picked from common folk whom have common sense and worked hard in life!
    Power corrupts. You could pick someone like that for political office, I'd bet that within six months they'd turn out to be just as nasty and corrupt as any politico up there at the moment.

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    Ah, tabloid rage again. This is what happens when you read a newspaper - especially a biased one like The Mirror - and take it as gospel.

    The story is a little misleading because he bought the farm house and paddock before becoming an MP, but he did claim interest allowances on the property after becoming an MP.

    Shall we redress the balance by listing a couple of Labour MPs fiddling the system?

    Former Labour MP who fiddled taxpayer out of £53,000 escapes prison

    And there's a nice list here of other Labour MPs:

    Elliot Morley (Labour) - Barnsley Central - £30,000 – 16 months in prison
    Derek Chaytor (Labour) – Bury North – £18,000 – 18 months in prison
    Eric Illsley (Labour) - Barnsley Central – £14,500 – 12 months in prison
    Denis MacShane (Labour) - Rotherham – £13,000 -TBC
    Jim Devine (Labour) – Livingston – £9,000 – 16 months in prison

    Yet Another Labour MP Caught Fiddling Expenses « Richard Willis's Blog

    How about this:

    Labour MP pockets £19,000 a year renting taxpayer-funded second home to fellow MP while she claims expenses for a third property
    Labour MP is pocketing £19,000 a year renting second home to fellow MP and she's claiming expenses to rent a THIRD property | Mail Online

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    I don't see that the tax payer should have to pay for any mp's luxury items at all.tbh.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I don't see that the tax payer should have to pay for any mp's luxury items at all.tbh.

    Ben
    Exactly! I couldn't care less what party any of these scroungers are from, stop stealing our tax money!

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    just cut expenses, let them pay like we have too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    just cut expenses, let them pay like we have too!
    Exactly, flat salary for all of them, if they dont like it, dont do the job. The ones who do it because they want to make a difference will do it for a decent salary with no expenses etc etc

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    George Osborne can we have our money back cause am damned sure we need it far more than you do!!!!! In fact that goes for all you money fiddling MP's!!!
    Last edited by ButterflyMoon; 10th December 2012 at 01:26 PM.

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    I'm more appauled that they think £69k is a poor salary, hell on £69k I would have gotten myself a nice home in my constituency, and use public transport, and stay in a novotel/premier inn if I needed to be in London for any length of time. Funds business in the area, which generates more tax to help reduce the deficit. Are MPs truly so blind as to how much they could do like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Ah, tabloid rage again. This is what happens when you read a newspaper - especially a biased one like The Mirror - and take it as gospel.

    The story is a little misleading because he bought the farm house and paddock before becoming an MP, but he did claim interest allowances on the property after becoming an MP.

    Shall we redress the balance by listing a couple of Labour MPs fiddling the system?

    Former Labour MP who fiddled taxpayer out of £53,000 escapes prison

    And there's a nice list here of other Labour MPs:

    Elliot Morley (Labour) - Barnsley Central - £30,000 – 16 months in prison
    Derek Chaytor (Labour) – Bury North – £18,000 – 18 months in prison
    Eric Illsley (Labour) - Barnsley Central – £14,500 – 12 months in prison
    Denis MacShane (Labour) - Rotherham – £13,000 -TBC
    Jim Devine (Labour) – Livingston – £9,000 – 16 months in prison

    Yet Another Labour MP Caught Fiddling Expenses « Richard Willis's Blog

    How about this:

    Labour MP pockets £19,000 a year renting taxpayer-funded second home to fellow MP while she claims expenses for a third property
    Labour MP is pocketing £19,000 a year renting second home to fellow MP and she's claiming expenses to rent a THIRD property | Mail Online


    Mmm, but those aren't EVUL TORAYS and so we can gloss over their wicked crimes as amusing little pecadilloes. Because they've been corrupted by the system, see? It's not their fault, it's the system.

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