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General Chat Thread, MP's Expenses in General; So, over my lunch today, I've been having a nose at the expenses of our local MP. (Ian Liddell-Grainger). I've ...
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    MP's Expenses

    So, over my lunch today, I've been having a nose at the expenses of our local MP. (Ian Liddell-Grainger).

    I've found a couple of items in his incidental claims which shock me, namely 2 computers he bought.

    1 was bought in March 08, which was a quad core machine with a 8800GTX 768Mb graphics card and dual 500Gb hard disks etc... For 2995

    and the other was one bought 6 months before (sept 2007) which cost 2800 (this included moving another from one office to another).

    WTF does an MP need 3k computers for?! Espcially 2 of them in the space of 6 months!!!

    Anyone else had a look at any of the expenses stuff?

    EDIT: Oh, another one. 2790 in March 2007. That is nearly 9000 of computers in 1 year...
    Last edited by localzuk; 18th June 2009 at 01:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    WTF does an MP need 3k computers for?! Espcially 2 of them in the space of 6 months!!!
    Because after a year, when they're "no longer fit for purpose", they can be adopted^Wrecycled.

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    That spec smells like a gaming PC. Ask him for his steam id?

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    As he is your MP, ask him! Have the local paper done anything on him?

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    Gotta love expenses. He obviously needs it for power emailing, and maybe someone installed Ubuntu and compiz so he could have the cube desktop for efficiency...

    Sounds like hes getting a new one at every release of Ubuntu too, see if he claims this Oct

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    Clearly he needs to play Crysis in order to do his job.

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    I don't know why they haven't all been arrested where its obvious... had they been working for a company they would have been given the sack + reported to police.... but no MPs get to resign with a 40,000 goodbye gift.

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    That's a pretty interesting find! The MPs in my area were pretty clean - one was in fact named in the Telegraph expose as one of the MPs who claims the least expenses, and I had a nose through the other one's receipts earlier today. About the dodgiest thing in there is that he claims his entire Virgin media subscription on it (TV too, not just internet and phone). No pay-per-views though!

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    For 3K I would have dual x Quad cores, 16 gigs of ram a raid 5 controller running 3 x 1tb drives and dual 1 gig graphics cards. He was robbed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    For 3K I would have dual x Quad cores, 16 gigs of ram a raid 5 controller running 3 x 1tb drives and dual 1 gig graphics cards. He was robbed!
    You could get that now... Not in 2008. What he got in 2008 was top of the range, but yes, was still a little over priced.

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    hes running a mini lan party in his loft how many kids has he got??

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    you aught to alert your local wragg though, pcs like that aren't essential to do his job. the news guys probably won't get / know that they were gaming type machines from the receipts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-strider View Post
    you aught to alert your local wragg though, pcs like that aren't essential to do his job. the news guys probably won't get / know that they were gaming type machines from the receipts..
    Already have done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Done that too :P

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