Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

Old Feb 4th 2010, 12:43 pm
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
coffindodger's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Masbate Philippines
Posts: 1,056
coffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond repute
Default MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

A report detailing why more than half the MPs in the House of Commons must pay back more than £1m of public money they claimed in expenses has been published.

Sir Thomas Legg's audits recommends repayments totalling £1,305,000 and around 350 MPs - more than half of Parliament's 646 members - must give back cash.

During the appeals process, the amount was reduced to £1.12m.
The highest single repayment demand is for Labour MP Barbara Follett, who must pay £42,458.So far, she has given back £32,976

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Pol...nses_Published

This lot should be jailed, the so called Hon Member for !!! where ever. thief the lot of them.
coffindodger is offline  
Old Feb 4th 2010, 5:33 pm
  #2  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

Originally Posted by coffindodger View Post
A report detailing why more than half the MPs in the House of Commons must pay back more than £1m of public money they claimed in expenses has been published.

Sir Thomas Legg's audits recommends repayments totalling £1,305,000 and around 350 MPs - more than half of Parliament's 646 members - must give back cash.

During the appeals process, the amount was reduced to £1.12m.
The highest single repayment demand is for Labour MP Barbara Follett, who must pay £42,458.So far, she has given back £32,976

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Pol...nses_Published

This lot should be jailed, the so called Hon Member for !!! where ever. thief the lot of them.
I think if it was one of us it would be called fraud. Theft should involve a prison sentance but it won't.
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Feb 4th 2010, 5:49 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
soukie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,632
soukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
I think if it was one of us it would be called fraud. Theft should involve a prison sentance but it won't.
The "legit" expenses still seem generous though - I was listening to something on BBC today where an MP bought a table for £1,560 and a rug for £750 from John Lewis and was able to claim it ! Would she have spent this much if she had to pay for it herself?
soukie is offline  
Old Feb 5th 2010, 2:33 am
  #4  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

Originally Posted by soukie View Post
The "legit" expenses still seem generous though - I was listening to something on BBC today where an MP bought a table for £1,560 and a rug for £750 from John Lewis and was able to claim it ! Would she have spent this much if she had to pay for it herself?
it's a disgrace
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Feb 5th 2010, 4:21 am
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
coffindodger's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Masbate Philippines
Posts: 1,056
coffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: MPs Told To Repay More Than £1.1m Expenses

'Westminster Six' Learn Their Expenses Fate
Three MPs and three peers will learn today whether they are to be prosecuted for making fraudulent expenses claims and face jail of up to 10 years.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, will make a high-profile announcement on whether the half dozen who have been investigated will face criminal charges.

Though the six have not been identified by the CPS so far, attention has focused on three Labour MPs - Elliot Morley, David Chaytor and Jim Devine - as well as two Labour peers - Baroness Uddin and Lord Clarke of Hampstead - and the Tory leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Pol...es_Over_Claims

Jail the lot of them and make a stand against these thiefing low life and remove there titles.
coffindodger is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.