is anybody REALLY surprised to read that twenty seven MPs are claiming taxpayer-funded expenses to rent homes in London while simultaneously letting property in the capital?
Research by the Telegraph using official parliamentary records shows that the 27 MPs who are renting London homes while claiming rental income for other flats include Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, Chris Bryant, the shadow immigration minister, and former defence ministers Peter Luff and Nick Harvey, as well as David Amess, a Tory MP. While they have done nothing wrong under parliamentary rules, the disclosures will prompt questions about how taxpayers’ money is being used and lead to greater demands for transparency from MPs about their expenses. On Thursday, The Daily Telegraph disclosed that the Speaker of the House of Commons had attempted to prevent the new expenses regulator from disclosing the identities of MPs’ landlords, which would have allowed the public to work out which MPs were renting their homes to each other. John Bercow claimed in a letter to the watchdog that the release of the information would jeopardise security.
Rubbish. These parasites are doing what they always do – looking after themselves first and foremost, care of the taxpayer. These troughers should be ashamed of themselves but they are not. Noses plunged into our largesse. Still, you elected them.