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British Government going down fast!!!

Old May 18th 2009, 2:04 am
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Default British Government going down fast!!!

Hang on to your britches.!! It's a wild ride...

This expense fiasco is a joke. It's like being at school...

At School... "They told me to set light to my classroom"

In parliament.. "Well they told me I could claim for interest I wasn't paying"

Muppets, the friggen lot of em...... Muppets in Parliament
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Old May 18th 2009, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by franc111s
Hang on to your britches.!! It's a wild ride...

This expense fiasco is a joke. It's like being at school...

At School... "They told me to set light to my classroom"

In parliament.. "Well they told me I could claim for interest I wasn't paying"

Muppets, the friggen lot of em...... Muppets in Parliament
You call 1994 fast
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Old May 18th 2009, 3:12 am
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One has told Gordon to get one's house in order.
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Which country in Europe other than the UK follows the Anglo-Saxon model?

I suppose the US is going down fast too!
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Ireland? They're pretty screwed too.
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Is this the same story that I saw where someone expensed $1.18 worth of tinned cat food? Sounded like a free for all.
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Originally Posted by meauxna
Is this the same story that I saw where someone expensed $1.18 worth of tinned cat food? Sounded like a free for all.
Oh dear jeebus NOOOO.

This story is worse than the Jonathan Woss crap last year. I can't escape it.

WHO CARES??
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Oh dear jeebus NOOOO.

This story is worse than the Jonathan Woss crap last year. I can't escape it.

WHO CARES??
Also 5p for a plastic bag of some type. They're giddy with power.
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MP's brought a new version of BOGOF to the people of the UK !
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Originally Posted by orangemirror
Ireland? They're pretty screwed too.
I guess we could debate whether they are Anglo-Saxon.... I always considered them Celtic.

The Icelandic people are screwed, too, and I've no idea what 'race' they are.
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Originally Posted by snowbunny
I guess we could debate whether they are Anglo-Saxon.... I always considered them Celtic.

The Icelandic people are screwed, too, and I've no idea what 'race' they are.
Don't they have a unique blood group, like the Basques?
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I meant their financial model is like ours I think. The so-called Anglo Saxon Model. High risk, low regulation stuff. Also USA and the Icelandic one probably is too. All the countries that are right in the shit.
I could be wrong because I don't really know about this stuff much.
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
Also 5p for a plastic bag of some type. They're giddy with power.
I think that is good idea... I love seeing people use the 'Green' bags (reusable) here too.
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Originally Posted by meauxna
Is this the same story that I saw where someone expensed $1.18 worth of tinned cat food? Sounded like a free for all.
Yes....the very same one.....and don't forget the MPs who received large expenses payments for mortgages that did not exist, huge payments for clearing out moats circling their vast country estates, expenses for 500 bags of horse manure, dog food - to go with the cat food, monstrous plasma TV sets, gourmet foods - you think of something and these geezers have claimed for it....those geezers sitting on the green benches of the House of Commons (not to mention some bloody Lords gracing the red benches of the Upper Chamber, most of them there by the grace of God rather than via a ballot box) - expenses totalling many, many thousands of dosh paid out of the pockets of the taxpayers both hardworking and those losing their jobs hand over fist while those very same "guardians" of our so called Parliamentary "Democracy" sit on an MPs £67k basic salary which have been topped up big time by all these utterly unwarranted expenses claims in far, far too many cases. Pigs with snouts in the trough have absolutely no comparison with the Palace of Westminster.

Today the Speaker of the House of Commons is to announce his resignation at 14:30hrs BST.

A large number of MPs look set to be deselected by their local Constituency Committees (a General Election must by law be held in the UK before June 2010) and it even looks likely that more than just a handful of MPs will be held to account in courts of law on charges of fraud.

These are the same people (both male and female) who have backed all the legislation which results in ordinary people being sent to prison for not having a valid TV licence, obtaining more social welfare payments than they are entitled to, and pensioners being banged up in the clink for not paying outrageously high council tax payments - such payments being deliberately with-held on a matter of principle.. but no matter - they get locked up.

Yes - the very same people who have been milking the system hand over fist and it's only since this whole expenses scandal came to light that we saw a surge of panic stricken MPs clutching cheques made out for very large sums as repayments due to the taxpayers of Britain. One Labour MP, with a tiny majority in his Northamptonshire seat, was one of the first rushing to repay back over £41,000 of ill gotten gains.

You Expat guys and girls out there in the big wider world - think yourselves very lucky you're not here in this "green and pleasant land" any more.

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