Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MPs Screwing The Taxpayer Awards 2009

Letters From A Tory has done a careful analysis of the latest expenses claims from MPs (Guido has put the entire spreadsheet online) and present the second Annual MPs Screwing The Taxpayer Awards. There are some real champions there, and I shall just cite the overall results...
Total expenses—the winner (by some distance) of the award for the MP who screwed the taxpayer out of the most money over the past 12 months is… Eric Joyce from the Labour Party! He cost you and me £222,445 in a single year, which was £13,000 more than any other MP in the entire country. Labour can happily lay claim to having 34 of the top 50 most expensive MPs while the Conservatives have to settle for just three MPs in the top 50. GRAND TOTAL OF MP EXPENSES IN 2007/2008: £92,749,293

Well done, Eric! Thank you so much for pissing our hard-earned cash up the wall on your disgusting past-times: you were not worth a single penny of it.

And well done to the entire 646 for screwing us for a superlative £92.75 million on top of your big, fat salaries. You profligate cunts.

Do wander over and view the awards, although your humble Devil would like to introduce an additional award—the Most Jaw-Droppingly Offensive Expenses Category Award. And the winner is...
Family travel—this is a new category. The rules are that spouses and civil partners are entitled to up to 30 single journeys each year between London and the constituency or an MP’s main home and MPs’ children can also claim 30 single journeys every year back and forth to London, irrespective of whether they actually see a single MP during their trip - all paid for by us.

Fucking hellski...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Devil's advocate - if you lived in outer London and you had the chance to reduce your commute from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes without paying for it yourself, who wouldn't?

Anonymous said...

Send your MP a picture of Ceausescu today:

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/mps-to-claim-for-black-markers-used-to-censor-expenses-claims-200903311675/

max the impaler said...

What actually pisses everyone off, is that nobody outside the 646 has the same rule book.It's not the amount of expenses, it's that the VAT and the Revenue have a totally different attitude to us,the public.Try this stuff as a small business and a large punitive fine and or jail is the result.If this is not rectified the Ceausescu joke is going to be one no longer.

Chris H said...

This really makes my blood boil. I had to spend years away from home because of my job and I never got any of like this level of expenses. Travel for families? Bloody Hell. Even with my much more meagre expenses, some of it was taxed by HMG. This really is outrageous.

The thing that really gets me is the "it's within the rules" excuse. What happened to morals? I never claimed anything other than genuine expenses and with a few exceptions, the attitude of myself and people I have worked with is to keep our expenses to a minimum. These politicians on the other hand see expenses as an opportunity to suck out even more of the life blood of our country.

cornishgiant said...

Surprised noone here (unlike at order-order) has made any comment about the Northern Ireland MPs claiming a shed load of expenses without ever bothering thier arses to turn up in London.

Discuss?