May 14th, 2009

MacKay : “I’ll Pay It All Back”Calling Emergency Meeting in Constituency Next Week

He has sent out a statement to Conservative Party members in his constituency:

Message from Andrew.
11 a.m.
15th May 2009

I wanted you to know immediately that this morning I resigned as David Cameron’s Senior Parliamentary and Political Adviser.

As you can imagine I have been working very closely with David over the expenses issue, and particularly his excellent tough stance, which has gained such approval this week.

Along with senior Shadow Cabinet members, I was among the first to submit my claims and receipts to internal Party examination. This morning, I was told that whilst I had acted on the advice of the Head of the Fees Office and been transparent in submitting annually my designated home and second home addresses, my arrangements would not necessarily pass David’s reasonableness test.

Consequently in a very early morning conversation with David, I submitted my resignation, which I thought was the right way forward.

I am sorry that we have all become embroiled in this expenses row, particularly as I was following advice. I am now traveling up to the Constituency to see as many of you as possible, and will of course be fulfilling engagements tomorrow and on Saturday, as well as campaigning for the European elections.

I have decided to call a public meeting in the Constituency on Friday, 22nd May, so that any constituents who have concerns can put them to me. I will let you have details as soon as this is arranged.

Andrew

rsz_pay-it-backUPDATE : According to numbers collected by Bloomberg, MacKay and his wife Julie Kirkbride have claimed £282,731 since 2001. So that is £141,000 worth of over-claiming. No wonder why Cameron sacked him at sunrise this morning. This is straight forward looting.


252 Comments

  1. 1
    freddie flintoff says:

    he is still a hoon

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    • 16
      One party state says:

      Say goodbye to democracy, Tories and Labour

      Powerful international media baron starts to grease our arse for the Builderburgers undemocratic one world goverment, with pro Builderberger kite flying.

      They ignore the needless wars they have waged for power and greed, the money they have syphoned of us all and the lies they have spread, the people they have murdered, the countries they have assett stripped and made poor and the brutal dictators they have put in power, the end of democrracy and free speech they are welcoming and the treason laws they are breaking.

      Who stopped Hitler from genociding all jews, and disabled – Nationalists of Britain America and Russia, who would stop the NWO if it wished to do the same?

      Expect ever more NWO `media` propaganda for this treacherous group, especially from this `media` outlet!

      They are aiming to go mainstreme – the last days of democracy, nations and self rule.

      Hello totalitarianism, deathcamps for opponants and a new global soviet, many peope will die and have died in it’s creation.

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6283373.ece

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      • 27
        Sungei Patani says:

        What a silly posting. What is it supposed to mean?

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      • 40
        Anonymous says:

        I think its his election manifesto.

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      • 48
        One party state says:

        Now do you understand the reason behind mass immigration that will esculate under `Dave` and his treacherous builderburg chums and the silencing laws? It is to strip you of your identity, your democracy and of your freedoms!

        Now do you understand all the anti liberty spying laws, it is to track dissidents.

        How did it come about?

        GREED!

        The politicians were bought, the EU wing of the NWO buys them with fat slaries and expenses, they keep pushing it so they can get rich while we suffer untolerable totalitarian rules and regulations.

        The NWO buys them and blackmails them with it’s media barons firmly under their control.

        Thatcher went but told them to get stuffed!

        `Dave` is their new poodle just as Gordon is Majore was heath was and Phoney was.

        They betrayed us and our trust for greed and power, and yet some of these creeps NWO whores are still walking the halls of our parliment, pretending to have our interests at heart!

        Sniff them out, throw them out, each and every crooked one of them.

        These bastards that sell you out for cash, have sold your freedoms your identity and your pride and the media grease their paths allowing them to do so. They would sell your children into the gas chambers for a free holiday.

        The NWO international bankers collapsed banking by deregulating it and now they are creaming the interest from its unwanted bailout.

        You have become slaves and your whore politicians at the top of the tree are working for the takover of this country, while the minions will support anything to keep their snouts in the trough!

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      • 59
        One party state says:

        Sungei Patani says:
        May 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm
        Baaa baaa baaa.

        40Anonymous says:
        May 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm
        Baaa baaa baaa

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      • 60
        Grimy Miner says:

        One party state – you Hoon! – it’s Bilderbergers – if you are going to be a total fuckwit please at least get it right!

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      • 73
        One party state says:

        Grimy Miner says:
        May 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm
        I’ve run out of peanuts that I keep in my arse, now how else can i be anal?

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      • 94
        Grimy Miner says:

        One party state says:
        May 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm
        Grimy Miner says:
        May 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm
        I’ve run out of peanuts that I keep in my arse, now how else can i be anal?

        By shoving your thick head up? – just a suggestion :D

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      • 157
        Sungei Patani says:

        OPS: Your replies are even sillier than your original posting.

        Lets have some factual evidence for these wild accusations, and please try to post them in English.

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      • 169
        Kidney Bingoes says:

        Given the near hysterical tone, combined with the dismal spelling, I’d say we have a BNP troll. Always amuses me that those who purport to be more English-than-thou are generally incapable of writing coherently in their native language.

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      • 178
        olded says:

        Quite correct one party state, those that abuse you are devoid of the intelligence to understand removing GB and installing DC will in effect change nothing, a myriad of L/L/Con politico’s have been Bilderburgers Healy Ming Thatcher Clark Blair etc etc. L/L/C have come together and are effectively one party with a centre and two wings, troughing away while at the same time sell us into the EUSSR.

        olded.

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      • 220

        He is correct. The Bilderberg Group is probably the most powerful covert group in the world, operating under Chatham House rules. 130 or so of the worlds most powerful people attend it, no media is allowed in.

        ‘We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination [read as 'democracy'] practiced in past centuries.” — David Rockefeller, June 5, 1991, Bilderberger meeting in Baden Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton)

        Leaked 1955 Bilderberg Docs Outline Plan For Single European Currency

        Leaked Agenda: Bilderberg Group Plans Economic Depression

        Aaron Russo, who personally knew one of the Rockefellers has done interviews about what he told him regarding the banker/ corporate plan for the world:

        Police officers to be microchipped and the plan to chip YOU

        Of course it is correct to cleanse Parliament of all these bought and paid for scum, just stay vigilant to the bigger agenda which is to dissolve Britain, the nation-state, through various means related to cultural Marxism and Fabian socialism.

        I just found a current Bilderberg Attendee List 2008 Bilderberg Attendee List for 2008

        Here is a typical white-wash attempt by the MSM:

        Shadowy Bilderberg group meet in Greece — and here’s their address

        A short film about trying to uncover it:

        Bilderberg exposed 1/6

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      • 227
        Cardinal del Monte says:

        The alleged quotation from David Rockefeller is hilariously implausible. It has him talking in the semiliterate language of conspiracy theorists. The Bilderbergers are, of course, real, and they promote globalism, but it helps them if criticism sounds as though it comes from nutters like ‘Field Marshal Watkins’.

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    • 36
      Jonathan Cook says:

      P.S. Geoff Hoon is now technically a “Flipping Hoon”

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    • 56

      Fucking incompetent pillock as well. If you must scam, at least do it cleverly – this was bound to come on top as soon as any auditing was done.

      Still, ten out of ten for brazen cheek.

      And well done Cameron for throwing him out.

      The Penguin

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      • 93
        Anonymous says:

        Why hasn’t the whip been withdrawn? This guy is a thief. Cameron has accepted that he is a thief and has sacked him as an advisor. Why is he still stinking up our parliament? I expect Gordon Brown to fail miserably at the cleanup – I’m still, probably stupidly, hoping that David Cameron can get this right. So far, it’s not looking good.

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    • 140
      Yoda says:

      gone greedy lord apprentice to follow?

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  2. 2
    Ewanme says:

    So he still can’t tell right from wrong ???

    E x .

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    How do we contact the people in charge of deciding the Conservative candidate for his area? I’d like to let them know just exactly what I think of this prick. He should be in a police interrogation room at the moment explaining why what he did is not fraud. Then his party can de-select him. I can’t believe he thinks it’s ok to just pay it back.

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    • 120
      oldrightie says:

      If you ever took a seconds interest in politics, before now you would know this is the local Association. Volunteers who have been shafted far more than the apathetic electorate who only now have woken up as to why they should be involved. Lot of hypocrisy flying about. Good for David Cameron. What’s Jimmy Brown done do far? Given the expenses cd to The Barclay brothers?

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  4. 4
    Jonathan Cook says:

    He’s been caught troughing – and how now he has “done the right thing” (to borrow a phrase.

    Labour and in particular Gordon Brown, however, are just trying to muddle on by – just as they have in government.

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    anonymong says:

    He still doesn’t seem to think he’s done anything wrong.

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    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      it was not an order to”fill his boots” so just obeying orders cannot be used

      but he did get advice that to rip off the tax payer was OK

      Makes sense so long as you can put judgement and conscience into hibernation for I think 8-9 years

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      • 98
        Anonymous says:

        I actually don’t think he realises that he’s done anything wrong. I think he actually believes he is being hard done by but is “doing the right thing” by returning the money he stole. MPs are so far off on another planet they actually seem to think they are owed this money. Very few of them have ‘got it’ yet.

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  6. 6
    Sungei Patani says:

    As a member of the Conservative Party in Andrew Mackay’s Bracknell constituency I shall be calling for his de-selection.

    I saw his performance on the BBC a few minutes ago and like so many other MPs he just does not get it. He said that it was all agreed by the fees office – so what? Did he not think it was morally wrong to make claims of this nature?

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    • 22
      Papasmurf says:

      Tell him to stand as an independent. If the voters want him and believe him he will be re elected. If not issue him a P45.

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    • 49
      Anonymous says:

      exactly

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    • 101
      Anonymous says:

      If I was in his constituency I’d be sitting right beside you removing this thief from the Conservative party – I’d actually have to join to do it, but I would.

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      • 176
        Enraged citizen says:

        How about a Citizen’s Arrest in the middle of his “honestv me” meeting ??

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  7. 7
    davo says:

    “Oh, um, where was my constituency again?”
    “Where your other house is.”
    “Ye-eees, slight problem, old boy, got 5 other houses”.

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  8. 8
    Rog says:

    Toast.

    Good.

    Don’t know if this was previously missed amongst all the sleaze, but do you all realise that the the greedy piggies have actually had the gall to just vote themselves a 17.5% expenses increase?

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/100092/EXCLUSIVE-MPs-vote-for-16million-more-expenses

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    Reluctant Licence Payer says:

    Watched him being interviewed by Andrew Neil & have to say that despite what he’s done it was a good performance. He seemed contrite, embarrassed & didn’t try to evade the questions which were very direct. – In fact unlike some of the cheats I think the guy was brave to face the BBC cameras knowing full well what’s going to happen

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    • 15
      davo says:

      You are Noel Edmonds, and I claim my £10.

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    • 24
      TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

      Its an act, and I’m afraid he hoiked you in.

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    • 25
      David C says:

      I told him – your f*cked – now f*ck orf and tell the BBC

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    • 33
      Anonymous says:

      The man needs to go to jail for fraud.

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    • 39
      Stronghold Barricades says:

      Have to say he didn’t attempt to defend what he’d done

      said mea culpe, and I think even impressed Andrew Neil with his honesty

      The man knows he has to re-build his political career now, and it is up to his local constituency to re-select him.

      Have to say that we haven’t heard from his “double dipping” wife so maybe her expenses haven’t yet been scrutinised.

      Takes the agenda away from the Liebourgraph too

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      • 229
        Spider says:

        impressed by his honesty?
        rebuild his career?
        are you fucking mad? this lying thieving hoon is trying desperately to save a future seat on the gravy express. he has knowingly stolen our money. he has tried at every opportunity to hide the fact, and only come clean when publication was inevitable.

        here’s hoping that his constituency know the meaning of the word decency, and evict him asap.

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  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Brown is refusing to answer reporters questions on the subject. What a contrast with Cameron who seems determined to deal with this problem.

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  11. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Where are Hoon and Darling, the two biggest crooks of the lot?

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  12. 13
    Lorrie says:

    I am sorry that we have all become embroiled in this expenses row, particularly as I was following advice… ??

    So he would have been less sorry if there was no advise given? I hope he is met with the icy reception he deserves by his constituents.

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  13. 14
    Anonymous says:

    So he’s sorry.

    That’s alright then, carry on as you were.

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  14. 18
    Andrew says:

    They made me claim money!

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  15. 19
    Papasmurf says:

    If he has any honour he would submit himself for re-election.

    David Davis did on an issue ……remember on the intrusion of the Information gathering state. I wonder if he will do so again????????

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    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    Good for Dave for elbowing him – at 5 am, presumably (‘a very early morning conversation’), to add to the discomfort.

    These pillocks seem to think that repaying PART* of their gains is enough to win forgiveness. No – only blood will do. They are owning up only because they have been caught, and only after trying to hide the info at that.

    [*Blears paid the CGT she owed but, as far as I know, has not repaid our money that she was improving flats to play the property game with. So she still has dirty hands.]

    A good clear-out of the whole gang is what is needed, including the chief conspirator and architect of the attempted cover-up, Gorbals Mick.

    Then we can return to just the usual levels of cynicism about politics.

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    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Blears didn’t even repay the tax – unless the tax inspectors give her a new bill the check will apparently be used to pay future tax bills. All she has done is use that money to defer future bills. Disgusting fraudulent cow.

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      • 55
        Anonymous says:

        If this is correct that is astonishing. Why has the media let her get away with that?

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        Tax inspector in training says:

        I believe they have to return the cheque if she has not submitted a reassessment return to take into account the property deals.
        So in effect she will pay nothing.

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    The Beast of Clarkenwell says:

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    Stronghold Barricades says:

    The Peter Stringfellow link appears to be a “404” error

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    chronic says:

    I propose that a set of top trump cards are created on expense claims.

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    Koba says:

    Yesterday, Brown said that the MPs in the House of Commons would have to earn the trust of the public with respect to taxpayers money.
    Brown is still not up to speed and can’t see that they had the trust of the public and have now lost it.
    Yet Brown is the one that doesn’t trust us with our own money, just go into a bank and set up an account or try to move some money and the bank will demand to see your passport or similar form of ID. This is probably what the ID cards are all about and we will face countless demands for ID because we are seen by our political masters as untrustworthy. How Perverse!

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  21. 31
    Taxfodder says:

    There is none so low as those that betray their countrymen their friend’s colleagues and ultimately their family.

    I feel deeply sorry for those that worked so hard for him; his greed and lack of moral fibre will be impossible to forgive.

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  22. 32
    resurgemus says:

    Amid all the self-righteous anger when are bloggers going to discuss the role of the press in all of this ?

    Personally I’m fed up with Journalists coming on TV every night and pretending they are shocked. They sat in the middle of this midden for years and pretended nothing was happening; and if they didn’t know they should have.

    Guido touched on press complicity in the McBride affair but this has got lost in the revelations from the DT.

    ” quis custodiet custodios ipsos ? ” – no-one and they’re happy to keep the arrangement.

    Martin Bell – 5 years in Parliament and said nothing
    Toenails
    Maguire
    etc.

    Take your pick, but this scandal got so bad because no-one exposed it early and the journos complied with their political mates.

    Show me someone today who is calling these guys to account.

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    • 41
      Anonymous says:

      Martin Bell is a phoney, a useful idiot for Labour.

      Toenails Robinson, Toilets Maguire, Marr, Peston, White, Steve Richards, David Aaronovitch, Rawnsley: scum the lot of them.

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      • 90
        bustop says:

        It may well be that the turn of the press will come, particularly how they have handled this – but now is not the time to cloud the water.

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      • 105
        Trough Mixture says:

        You’re not allowed to run blacklists. A particularly dark grey one should suffice.

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      • 106
        Right Bastard says:

        Not to mention that bloody awful Toynbee woman.

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    • 103
      Oliver Cromwell says:

      Iv’e been blogging on this exact comment for ages now and posted an open letter on here and Nick Robinsons so called blog for them to answer the question why they didnt tell us what was going on, despite knowing, especially with McBride.

      I got no response so dont waste your time, even murdochs empire will only go where he thinks news internationals commercial interests lie.

      Tom Bradby seems to be the only independent political guy at the moment.

      Read this is might help expleain what’s going on.

      ‘The Triumph of the Political Class’, Peter Oborne, Pocket Books

      ISBN 978-1-41652-665-0

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      • 172
        resurgemus says:

        Oliver Cromwell

        you’re right the press won’t come clean by themselves, however now that the cosy consensus is breaking down you will see some MPs ready to kick back.

        Lembit the Lemming tried yesterday but clearly is the wrong one to do it. I can see some MPs getting pissed off with Snow, Essler or Paxo and poking them back in the eye.

        However it needs more of a heavy-wight to have a go. In all events it’s probably most in CMDs interest to do this as this is his best chance to level the playing field ( for a while admittedly ) without selling his soul at the same time.

        PS notice you haven’t been North of the Border for a few hundred years, long overdue for a trip methinks

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        ORGANISED CRIME says:

        NULABOUR IS AN ORGANISED CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

        Quite right Sir

        But it goes ever deeper IMHO

        The Labout Party on coming into office had decided to rape the country…ORGANISED CRIME

        If you read Peter Oborne’s book and other articles, there is clear evidence that the LABOUT PARTY ACTED AS AN ORANGISED CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY to fraud, thieve, threaten and pervert the course of Justice

        Just a few examples

        VAZ/FILKIN/COCK/MANDELSON affairs

        Purchase of Peerages/Pressure on Met Police

        Conspiracy of withold information about MP and Peers expenses

        Trafficking in influence/Sale of “introductions”/Mendelson Consulting affair (Guardian articles)

        Multiple threats, smearing etc

        There are dozens of other examples…

        People will talk now which helps…

        It forms a pattern of criminal behaviour and what has happened now only proves it…

        Speaker Marrtin is an “enforcer”, like Mandeslon, Nick Broown, McBride etc

        ALL PART OF A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

        So the Met should start an investigation of the whole Labour Party starting in 1997..instead of individuals criminal MPs…

        THIS GOES TO THE HEART OF OUR DEMOCRACY

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    Anonymous says:

    Brown’s out visiting a school in with Balls in his Yorkshire constituency. He blanked reporters who tried to question him about sleaze, just brushed past them with his deranged grin on his face.

    The man is completely mad.

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    • 57
      Ball's Out Tomorrow! says:

      That’s because he knows today is the last day he will have the nasty Ball’s alongside him to protect him.
      McBride went last month and now Ball’s tomorrow – Brown has lost his two security blankets in the space of 6 weeks.
      He won’t be biting his fingernails any more – he’ll be eating his fingers in one go.

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    • 67
      Shithead says:

      If the US pres had done what Cyclops did – throw a mobile phone in the official Jag, cutting his chauffeur’s head – there’d have been ramifications, dear boys, ramifications. Cyclops was driven mad by the Blair decade and he’ll never recover. He should be pumped full of Thorazine and left in a padded rocking chair staring at the wall and telling Nurse Ratched:

      “You know…” (Jaw drops)…..”I was Chancellor once. I wanted to be PM.” (Jaw drops further).

      “Yes, dear. Of course. Now swallow these two little pills and everything’ll be just fine.”

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    • 91
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      No he’s not. There is a little more in him yet.

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      Wee Gordy's Make-up brush says:

      wibble!

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    • 182
      resurgemus says:

      What’s in the classroom today swastikas, burning crosses or saluting Mussolini to the strains of Giovinezza ?

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  24. 38
    lynch mob says:

    Forget the public meeting. What’s required is a public hanging.

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    • 88
      Throbber says:

      Pitchforks and flaming brands in the hands of an angry mob is what is required. Right across the country.

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  25. 42
    Anonymous says:

    For the Eorpean Elections – BOYCOTT!

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      Thats just what Brown wants you to do, you idiot.

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    • 99
      Engineer says:

      The European Parliament seems to be a democratic irrelevance. Whoever I vote for, I’m going to get ripped off. If I don’t vote, at least I have the satisfaction of knowing that I didn’t vote to be ripped off. If turnout is low enough, the whole thing is shown up as the farce it is.

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      • 116
        Anonymous says:

        No, the politicians will just say: “Look, no-ones that concerned. No big protest vote”. Get out there and vote for anyone other than the top three. We can sort out teh EU MEPs once we’ve got rid of the filth closer to home. For that we need a massive protest vote. Labour needs to come 5th.

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      • 159
        Mike says:

        I agree, it the turnout is very low – the whole thing may just collapse as a big farce. None of the big 3 are worth voting for.

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      • 168
        I am Sick says:

        Ditch the LabLibCon trick, vote for ANYONE else at the Euro Elections, send the fear of God into the troughers.

        The European Parliament is a joke talking shop with no power to do anything but rubber stamp directives anyway.

        Send in the awkward squad to ruffle their feathers and kick up a stink.

        Its time for the piggies to lose the Euro trough too.

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  26. 47
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘I am sorry that we have all become embroiled in this expenses row…’

    Line to take. ‘I’m sorry I was caught out as a troughing git but I am not the only one.’

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  27. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Geoff Hoon is in big trouble:

    “‘Disgusting, absolutely disgusting,’ says Kate Cooper, 45, as she passes Hoon’s constituency office in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on her way to her shift at Somerfield. Pinned to the window are photographs of a diligent MP at work: Hoon posing beside a community bus and clutching a football with schoolboys. Last weekend, one disaffected local resident added a new poster: ‘Robbing bastard,’ it read in large type. ‘Out now.’

    Cooper has always voted Labour but won’t next time. ‘I always said I’d never vote Conservative, but I would seriously consider it now,’ she says. What about those Tory claims for dog food and horse manure? ‘When I was growing up it was the Conservatives who kept the rich rich and the poor poor. Everyone expected that with the Conservative party, but no one expected it with the Labour MPs – you expected them to be working alongside you.’

    A little fiddle of the expenses would go a long way in this former mining town in Nottinghamshire: five sausage rolls cost £1.55 and a three-bed semi is on sale for £74,995. Many shops are shuttered and closed. Each week, say local people, another shuts its doors.

    ‘Everybody is struggling and then you hear this,’ says Susan King of K&R Else Family Butchers. The expenses scandal is the only conversation among her customers. ‘They say a monkey with a red rosette will get in as Labour MP here, but I don’t think it will happen again.’ She believes the Tories will destroy Hoon’s 10,213 majority at the next election. For these old Labour voters, the expenses turmoil is final proof that the centralised, Blairised Labour party has deserted its faithful. ‘There isn’t a party of the working man any more,’ says King. ‘Nobody is for us any more.'”

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/3617833/street-talk.thtml

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    • 69
      BOFL http://ageofkali.blogspot.com/ says:

      only 12 years too late luv!!!!!!!!

      ffs! do you really think that lying piece of sh1te blair really wants anything to do with poor people?

      or the snotgobbler?
      the worlds statesman!

      all making millions at our expense……….
      open your eyes!

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    • 79
      1984 is a Labour Party instruction manual says:

      “Cooper has always voted Labour but won’t next time. ‘I always said I’d never vote Conservative, but I would seriously consider it now”.

      Consider it… consider it ?

      She’s one of the 26% who will still vote labour.
      What she should understand is some people DESERVE to be kept poor.

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      • 100
        1984 is a Labour Party instruction manual says:

        Can’t wait until the Euro Elections.
        Not so much the vote but to loudly congratulate the NuLab canvassers at the poll station doors on their total lack of shame.
        Should I feel sorry for them as their sole reason for being there is to lend their time and effort to gain votes to prop up an incompetent, insidious, immoral party ?

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    • 112

      I didn’t know he was MP for there – not so much a “former mining town” as a “former town”. I can’t think of anywhere worse in britain.

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    • 183
      John Little-Richard says:

      Pictures of Hoons in the windows. Won’t anyone think of the poor gayers who have to walk by such a display?

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    • 188
      I am Sick says:

      Typically silly Labour supporters, they actually believed the Labour party “cared” about them.

      The Labour party care about one thing and only one thing, power, everything they say and everything they do is aimed at that end goal.

      Once they attain power of course, the results are always the same, Labour governments always end up destroying everything, they cant help it, their ideology does not and never has worked, in the real world.

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  28. 54
    Reluctant Licence Payer says:

    I wasn’t taken in I think the Guy should both resign as an MP & be investigated by the Police. – I was merely stating that it took some bottle to face the press & NOT be trying excuse his behaviour – OK he may have said the Fees Office OK’d it but he did admit that perhaps he should not have accepted the advice – futhermore I was comparing his performance with that of the other fraudsters – bleating that they’ve done now’t wrong & being hostile toward their inquisitors

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      Paging Mr Martin,your taxi is waiting says:

      He looks a broken man,especially at the end of the BBC 24/7 TV interview where I thought the anchor was kicking a dead body for the sheer fun of it.
      I suppose the only reason they have not kicked Morley yet is because he is in his “Brown Bunker” [on sale at B&Q for £24,000 for us plebs and free for these thieves] at his 2nd/3rd/4th home (along with a 4 man police guard the last time I looked on the TV).
      I predict he (MacKay) will go by the weekend and resign as an MP.
      Brown will try to make Morley his sacrificial lamb,but he will have to sack Balls.

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      • 186
        Ivor Biggun says:

        This line about “only following the advice of the then head of the Fees Office” is bull too – unless of course the former head of the Fees Office confirms his story. Far more likely is that Mackay and his hag of a wife, Julie Kirkbride, got the answer they sought, than that the Fees Office suggested this dodgy scheme apropos of nothing else. They should both be flung out of the parliamentary party.

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  29. 58
    Anonymous says:

    He is still a hoon, and his expense troughing is a disgrace, but in one simple action he has illustrated the fundamental difference between blue and red. Just as it was when they were running things, the Tories fall on their swords when they get caught.

    Does anyone expect any of Broon’s morons to do the same?

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    • 195
      Ivor Biggun says:

      Resigning as Dave’s bag carrier is not “falling on his sword” – it’s the minimum he thinks he can get away with. He and his troughing sow need to be flunbg out of the party.

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    • 197
      Ivor Biggun says:

      Resigning as Dave’s bag carrier is not “falling on his sword” – it’s the minimum he thinks he can get away with. He and his troughing sow need to be flung out of the party.

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    • 202
      Scum- I give you the Liebour Parteh says:

      Well of course not.

      Liebour (Nu, Old and Indifferent) are tribal collectivists who only ever act by committee after lots of “democratic” discussion, student politicking and Labour-Lost-It style self examination.

      At the end of all that, if they can still remember what the issue was, they table an amendment and call for three inquiries.

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  30. 64
    anon says:

    Mark Thomas has instructed his lawyers, Leigh Day & Co to write to the Speaker of the House of Commons threatening legal action unless a full transparent review is urgently ordered into the scandal of MPs expenses.

    The Speaker has been given 14 days to respond, failing which Judicial Review proceedings may follow.

    Mark Thomas said:

    “MPs are not above the law. If they have wrongly claimed expenses they should be made to repay. If they have acted fraudulently the police should be involved. This is what would happen to all of us as members of the public if we tried to fiddle public money.

    Fraudulent benefit claimants are not allowed to form committees comprised of benefit claimants to investigate their misdemeanours. Nor can exposed tax cheats offer to pay back money because they are ‘concerned about how it looks to the outside world’ and then walk away with no repercussion.

    If I need to go to court I will be making a public appeal to cover the legal costs of the case, which I’m sure will have overwhelming support! ”

    Richard Stein, partner at Leigh Day & Co said:

    “The main problem here is not the rules governing payment of MPs’ expenses, but how they have been applied. Many MPs have made claims which do not properly fall within the rules. The rules say that MPs have a responsibility to satisfy themselves that expenditure claimed has been ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred’ for the purpose of performing their Parliamentary duties and that overspent or mischarged amounts may be recovered. The House of Commons authorities must now take steps to make sure this happens”.

    http://www.markthomasinfo.com/

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    • 77
      court of public opinion says:

      the verdict will take all of 3 seconds………

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    • 85
      mitch says:

      oooh, Mark Thomas. They’re really scared now!!

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      • 205
        I am Sick says:

        Mark Thomas is a weapons grade self rightious, hypocrite and arsehole.

        I am glad to say I was one of an audience at a corporate awards dinner, that booed the condescending creep off the stage, a few years ago.

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      • 232
        Anonymous says:

        Mark Thomas, that pompous little gobshite.

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    • 124
      Papasmurf says:

      Where’s the sort code and account number? need it asap.

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      • 179
        Kidney Bingoes says:

        Leigh Day are professional lefties who like getting their boats in the linens. Whatever happens they’ll get a bit of publicity for their firm. Not over fond of Thomas but I wish him luck. Won’t hold my breath though.

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    • 192
      Brown's jobby said says:

      Bit rich using Leigh Day who are nothing more than glorrified ambulance chasers. They have a nice little number going taking a percentage off any winnings in class action suits in Africa.

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  31. 65
    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:

    I agree with http://www.aaaaargh.wordpress.com

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  32. 68
    Swiss Bob says:

    The first arrest and they’ll be pissing themselves, deep, deep joy. Well done Guido.

    New Mandy’s Diary on the Daily Politics: Mandy’s Diary, Tondag 14th Mayo.

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    • 137
      Anonymous II says:

      Why the plaudits to Guido. Everybody seems to have forgotten the lone hero of this saga, the “man” who sold the details to the D.T.

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      • 203
        Ivor Biggun says:

        The hero is Heather Brooke! She’s the one that’s spent several years bringing this issue to a wonderful head. Arise Lady Heather of Downtrodden Taxpayers! The person wot leaked the stuff to the Telegraph should though be commended for doing their proud duty to his or her fellow citizens.

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  33. 69
    Zbigniew the plumber says:

    So he resigns his bag carrier role for DC but not his job as MP? so still £63K p.a. well off – is this contrition? “It was all a mistake, a misunderstanding!” I could never understand why I was asked to change B&Q to Villeroy & Bosch on the receipts I wrote, now all is clear!

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  34. 72
    Jonathan Cook says:

    Congratulations to this BBC interviewer for going over Andrew MacKay – now show the same robustness with Labour politicians please BBC……….

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  35. 75
    Wojtek the paper hanger says:

    Ah Zbig, looks like communist politicians and their greed arrived in this lovely country before us workers!

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  36. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Hansard Feb 2006
    Mrs MacKay complains about easy claiming:

    Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove) (Con): Does the Secretary of State accept that the recently organised scam of the tax credit system, which involved a loss of many millions of pounds to the taxpayer, was in large part due to the fact that the Government have made it too easy to claim tax credit? Bearing in mind that it is a duty of the Government to ensure that people who receive benefits should be entitled to them, will the Secretary of State promise the House to make it somewhat more difficult to claim tax credits so that the taxpayer can have confidence that the system pays people who deserve it rather than those who do not?

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    • 107
      Engineer says:

      Bet she had her fingers crossed behind her back when she said it.

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    • 118
      1984 is a Labour Party instruction manual says:

      Takes one to know one.
      She obviously had inside info on the noble art.
      Mega-Trougher

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  37. 82
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Any one have an update on that very caring Baroness Uddin?

    You know the one that cares so much about homeless people that she continues living in a housing association residence in east London despite owning and claiming for a residence she bought in Kent?

    This one must be really high up there for fraud?

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    • 114
      'Arry 'Uddini says:

      Baroness ‘Uddini must be a distant relative; we both fooled the sheeple and made miraculous escapes.

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    • 125
      It doesn't add up... says:

      Pull the Udder one! Four teats on a cow, doncha know?

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    • 207
      Udderly 'orrible says:

      Worth watching that one.

      The Baleful Baroness Udderly Digusting also has a home in the Bangla Republic, she may be contemplating some long leave if she can sell her 42000 pound Beamer for a good price.

      Seems she may have a tribe of relatives running the housing trust for her in the best Liebour tradition. Doesn’t take the migrants long to pick up their Masters Habits.

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  38. 83
    Sir William Waad says:

    Uncle Fester at No. 10 is very quiet at the moment. Isn’t it about time for him to save the world by getting a plane to somewhere foreign or slip out some sort of decoy news for the newshounds of the press?

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    • 119
      Gord Blimeyroon says:

      I’m still on the bog. Two hours putting on the skin moisturiser and lippy sure takes it out a chap. Can nae hurry these jobbies.

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    • 121
      Anonymous says:

      Uncle Fester! Excellent. Laughed out loud, the the consternation of my colleagues.

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    • 158
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      Afghanistan, maybe. He hasn’t been there for nearly a fortnight.

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  39. 84
    bustop says:

    “This morning, I was told that whilst I had acted on the advice of the Head of the Fees Office and been transparent in submitting annually my designated home and second home addresses, my arrangements would not necessarily pass David’s reasonableness test.”

    This is enough imo for the Head of the Fees Office to be arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. Andrew Walker is a life time Civil Servant who would have been well versed in what is right and wrong. I bear him, orhis staff, no personal malice but the plain fact is they are in this upto their eyeballs. They are either guilty of conspiracy or have been so browbeaten, bullied or bribed as to have had the same effect. They will be the straw that will break the camels back in all of this. If I was knacker of the Yard I would go straight for the weak point. If I was Andrew Walker I would either be making my startement now or plotting to leave the country. If Walker was nicked or told Martin he was going to the police Martin would have kittens.

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    • 130
      Papasmurf says:

      I agree…….. I posted a similar line previously

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    • 149
      Fanny by Gaslight says:

      You are right – he is the one to watch when the kerfuffle dies down and the Inquiry gets going. (Unless by a freak chance the cps manage to get a case together against a token trougher – in which case he’ll be called to court. Whether he turns up is another matter) My guess is that the liebour lawyers are frantically thumbing their Erskine Mays now to silence these people under “parliamentary privilege”. A sick joke – since these hoons have driven a horse and cart through traditions (such as alternating speakers) since they first got their grubby mits on the reins.
      The game now will be delay, delay, delay……

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    • 151
      Sir William Waad says:

      Perfectly decent chap, I dare say One of us, and all that. Unfortunately, the poor cove can’t add up or take away. The Mail has the story:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1179937/The-Speakers-scapegoat-Official-signed-MPs-expenses-didnt-accountancy-qualification.html

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      • 214
        'Arry 'Uddini says:

        Ah yes !! The Jackass Straw defence, viz. ‘Accountancy is not my strongest suit’

        The Hoonerable Justice (?) Minister has pronounced that this excuse is perfectly legitimate. In NuLiebourSpeak he has now learned the lessons, drawn a line under it, moved on and is getting on with the job.

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  40. 87
    zbigniew the plumber says:

    Wojtek, czesc – Communist, Socialist, Conservative – makes no difference, genetically these people care only for themselves. I was wondering how many MP’s are actually living just on their wage of £63K – for me this is a fortune!! Sorry my phone is ringing, suddenly I am being deluged with calls to remove gold taps and wet rooms

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  41. 89
    Anonymous says:

    It’s Thursday and Speaker Gorbals still hasn’t been sacked? Throw the rotter out!

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  42. 92
    just can't help meesel' guvnah says:

    GOLLY balanced reporing from auntie…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8049614.stm

    “Mr Cawsey, it is claimed, named the property as his second home, allowing him to claim back the £1,000 a month in rent he paid to Mr Morley.

    In November 2007, the newspaper claims, Mr Morley “flipped” his designated second home from his SHoonhorpe property to his London home and for four months the two men claimed expenses on the same property.”

    And:

    “He claimed full second home allowance on his London address, while his wife, Tory MP Julie Kirkbride, claimed the full allowance for another home.”

    Doesn’t matter what colour their political flag is, they just can’t resist the temptation.

    (sorry I posted this on previous thread)

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  43. 104

    Can they be put under second houses arrest?

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  44. 108
    dead eye mcbroon the slowest gun in the west says:

    Is there not some kind of law that says MPs who commit crimes (fraud in this case) or abuse their position for furthering criminal activite be automatically expelled from the commons. And if not, why not! there must be something on the statute books somewhere about this surely to god!

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  45. 110
    Travelling to Bracknell says:

    Sorry pal but you miserably failed my “avoid the kick up the arse” test. Your actions amount to civil fraud in my view. Now – did your fragrant other half know what was going on or are you just being knightly? Which address for the kicking please?

    Next!……

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    • 153
      zbigniew the plumber says:

      If the two of them knew about it doesn’t this become conspiracy to defraud – didn’t wonderful British justice system recently jail a couple who forgot to stop claiming disability allowance when they were sailing around the med? Maybe the MPs can claim invalidity benefit for being mentally incapable of identifying right from wrong?

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  46. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Westminster rumour that a Cabinet Minister is to resign from government and more interestingly as an MP! This is linked to some very dodgy expense claims! :lol:

    Not long till the beans are spilled! Could it be the Hoon from the West Midlands? Or someone else?

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    • 126
      VotR says:

      Parliament should be dissolved, a general election announced. It’s scandalous that it hasn’t happened already. Once the police get involved, that’s it mate, scandal.

      Resignations are barely a token gesture as of now, the reputation of the House is already in tatters, even more so after this morning. An election could change all that, but spineless Brown isn’t going to be the one, it would seem, to do the decent thing.

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      • 218
        Twizzle says:

        I’m surprised they don’t want the police involved.

        Can’t you imagine. ‘I’m sorry, but I’m unable to comment as this is now part of a police investigation. And that, unfortunately, will probably last until June 2010 at the very earliest’.

        They can bury it in the long grass.

        And even when the police put together 646 cast iron cases to the CPS, it will be announced that ‘there is not enough evidence to proceed to trial’.

        Cases closed.

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    • 128
      Anonymous says:

      I hear the screams from Balls being crushed in a vice

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      • 148
        VotR says:

        Christ, we can but hope. The Telegraph I also hope can help with that. The truth should be known, especially now. Might as well get it all into the open and get it over with. Deal with the fallout now rather than later, since it could be worse then, knowing what the public have learned about the expenses of the so called public servant.

        Finding out later on could be an irrecoverable skeleton in the closet, for the Labour party. I hope the Telegraph find it in their conscience to publish anything they have on a figure like Balls, it’s for the best for us all.

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    • 175
      Anonymous says:

      Ah!
      The Hoon.
      WHat was his property empire valued at?
      A true son of NuLiebour.
      Any chance that he’s related to Cap’n Bob Maxwell?

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  47. 122
    Nick Robinson says:

    To trough, or not to trough, that was the question.

    They troughed.

    Now it is payback.

    Prison sentences all round.

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  48. 127
    Anonymous says:

    Morley suspended from PLP

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  49. 131
    Engineer says:

    We’ve got a new ology – troughology. It’s very popular in parts of West London, and allegedly, in some council chambers. There’s probably a grant available for it’s study; applicants form an orderly queue, please.

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    • 155
      Engineer says:

      And how could I forget Brussels?

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    • 211
      Hoons says:

      Specially the local authorities, next on the list for close scrutiny with their overpaid cheif executives and layers of hangers on.

      Bring back the Mayor on a stipend and the executive Town Clerk.
      End disadvantaged outreach officers, lame dog walkers and cycle path bump and hole inspectors.

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  50. 132
    lololo says:

    Brown on tv saying it’s all global,the background saying Labour winning the fight for Britains future,surley that should say Labour winning the fight between NuCon and Libdums to steal Britains future

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    • 219
      McBroon's Echo Chamber says:

      It’s global, it started in America, we are best placed in Europe to recover from the galactic downturn and British jobs for British workers.

      Oh, and my cheque’s in the post. ( What do you mean, they’ve shut down the Post Office ?? )

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  51. 133

    +++ Elliot Morely suspended from parliamentry Labour Party +++

    Gordon Brown live on Sky News

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  52. 134
    It doesn't add up... says:

    The Mail has a lovely image of Morely:

    Why has MoreLies referred himself to Jack Lyon? Nothing to see, nothing to hear, nothing Mr Speaker.

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  53. 135
    Road_Hog says:

    I see that Nick Robinson is still censoring posts that he doesn’t like, just because I made a comment on his blog concerning Elliot Morley and his coverage of it,

    “He claimed £800 a month for 20 months for a mortgage he no longer had. The word last night from Labour sources was that he had made a mistake and that he had done the right thing by rectifying it.”

    He forgets to mention that when the fees office wanted a mortgage statement that he flipped the properties instead of fessing up and that rented out his so called 2nd property for £1,000 a month to another MP.

    You couldn’t post something like that as it stating a fact that he’s crooked not mistaken and it is critising Nu Libor, couldn’t have that could we Nick?

    Nick Robinson, you’re as crooked as the rest of them.

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    • 190
      Anonymous says:

      That is absolutely brilliant!
      This guy is playing the system like a virtuoso.
      He is wasted in Parliament.
      With a little application he could be an International Criminal Mastermind, wanted by police forces on six continents

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  54. 138
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    From comments I’ve read here some might find this interesting.

    Bilderburger Photo Ban

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    • 156
      It doesn't add up... says:

      Where’s Mandlesnake? They have some good sailing in Greek waters, I hear – but the project must now be in difficulties.

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    • 166
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      Yes, it would be interesting to know if Deripaska and Gnat Rothschild are there. Only a hop skip and a jump from the site of their proposed billionaires playground/Russian Naval Base.

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    • 193
      Trough Mixture says:

      Didn’t these things used to be attended by a “fiddler” of an entirely different stripe…er..tartan or whatever?

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  55. 141
    Tory Dan says:

    Brown looks terrified on tv.

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  56. 142
    Puddled Fan says:

    Breaking news*** Jordan & Andrea are splitting ***Breaking news

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    • 163
      Jilted John says:

      Oh she’s a slag and he’s a creep
      She’s a tart, he’s very cheap
      She is a slut, he thinks he’s tough
      She is a bitch, he is a puff
      Yeah yeah, it’s not fair
      Yeah yeah, it’s not fair

      (I’m so upset)

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      • 181
        Man at the Bus Stop says:

        Can’t see Julie and Gordon getting together

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      • 199
        Ben Elton says:

        I blame Mrs. thatch that these two fine upstanding citizens are unable to hire a nanny to look after their son while she is out on holidays in the Seychelels or Maldives and he is out in Malta. It was her taking awya the milk as Education Secretary that caused this crisis and Gordon Brown is on the ball and he will get it sorted so there!

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  57. 144
    It doesn't add up... says:

    Plod should be sending the search party out to ensure that the evidence is not destroyed or further redacted re: Morely. Presumably he has it in his Parliamentary office?

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  58. 146
    Irn Bru Snorter says:

    I love how they all blink their eyes in humble sincerity and using their best “trust me” voice, quickly deflect their own personal involvement onto this Great Evil called “The System” and how as innocent victims they must nobly strive to correct it.
    It’s pathetic…like a shoplifter blaming the shop’s “system” of leaving the goods openly on display.

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    • 170
      Puddled Fan says:

      I gotta tell you that once happened In the 60’s a judge blamed the shop for leaving articles on show which were tempting & should expect to have goods stolen & dismissed the charge

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      • 231
        Irn Bru Snorter says:

        LOL!…..It was probably the Judge’s nephew.
        Anyway, I wouldn’t try it out in Dixons these days.

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  59. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Bomb Ilkeston – job done!

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  60. 152
    nell says:

    I rather like this:

    Gordon and his Chief Whip appear frozen in the headlights of ongoing scandal whilst Cameron is imposing lynch law on his party.

    Well done Dave – you’re on the right track.

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  61. 160
    Mr Ned says:

    Re: the quote of the day:
    Guardian letter writer Sasha Simic wrote about David Davis…

    “Last summer, Conservative MP David Davis, the then shadow home secretary, resigned his parliamentary seat so he could fight for re-election to it on a platform of defending civil liberties. He won the resulting byelection. Davis is one of the Tory grandees exposed by the press, having claimed £10,000 on home renovations and furnishings, which include a portico at his Yorkshire home worth £5,700. He’s gone from pretending to defend liberties to taking them.”
    ————————————————————

    Well considering the day he ‘won’ the seat back he stated that it was the start of his campaign to protect our liberties, and that was the last entry in that website, he has hardly been campaigning since, has he?

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    • 177
      Postal Vote says:

      Proper Yorkshire men only look after their money. Not a fan of Brown, the speaker and indeed Blair at all, but in my limited 7 years in the uk, Yorkshire men clearly did no do their part in keeping the (unsubsidised) pints coming, while the Jocks did.

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  62. 161
    optional says:

    First the bankers, now the MPs, then Uddin and the other Lords. And the EU and the BBC. All ripping us off for what they can get and promising 10 years of penury for our side of the bargain.

    Time to take them to the nearest lamp post.

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  63. 162
    It doesn't add up... says:

    Aljabeeba still don’t know what to say about Morley – not so much as a breaking news headline on bbc.co.uk ten minutes later

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  64. 164
    Master Baiter says:

    Have Andrew MacKay MP and/or his wife Julie Kirkbride MP been suspended from the Conservative Party by Cameron, yet?

    Grilled Conservatives, how pleasing.

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  65. 165
    Postal Vote says:

    Morley suspended

    Balls will be wringing, it may be a gloomy christmas in the family house, whichever it is, but the MacKay standard now will be applied by voters, no matter how mighty non-chocolate Balls is, Balls-Cooper are

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  66. 167
    Enraged citizen says:

    This guy should be reportd to the Police for fauds/theft etc

    HOW CAN CAMERON KEEP PEOPLE LIKE THIS IN HIS PARTY AS IF NOTHING HAD EVER HAPPENED ?

    ACT CAMERON OR WE WILL THINK THAT THE TORIES ARE JUST AS AS BAD AS NUZANU LABOUR (which we already knew about)…

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  67. 173
    arthur says:

    bbc news; get this shit off and put something on, preferably politicians hanging from lamp posts.

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  68. 185
    dead eye mcbroon the slowest gun in the west says:

    There was a plan, was there not for a coup in 1974 in order to oust an incompetent labour government. wouldn’t be surprised if brown was paranoid about the same thing happening again, and so decides to send our boys to pakistan or some such “for securityreasons”.The man is delusional enough to do it

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  69. 198
    Neil Barker says:

    ‘whilst’, ‘consequently’, ‘embroiled’ – does this wanker talk English to us consituents?

    What a pompous twat he is.

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  70. 204
    Prospective BNP Candidate says:

    To the tune of “Eton Rifles”…..

    “Chiltern Hundreds
    Chilter Hundreds

    Its a fine day – now slide away,
    let the real Honourables in”…

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  71. 209
    Feck Arse Industries PLC says:

    How can I find out if my local MP (David Clelland) has been troughing?
    Is this information on the net?

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    • 212
      White Knight says:

      Explaining his decision, Mr Brown said: “Where there is irregularity now it has got to be dealt with immediately. Where standards have been transgressed and the evidence has been shown to be there, action has got to be taken.
      “Where disciplinary action is necessary, it will and will immediately be taken.”
      He said he had decided to suspend Mr Morley from the Parliamentary Labour Party because of the “serious” nature of the allegations against him.
      He added: “If there are any other disciplinary cases where we have to take action we will take action immediately.”

      ……. Or at least after a few weeks if the problem doesn’t go away……

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    • 213

      Telegraph only. He’s either fairly innocent, or in their “keeping the best till last”.

      Oh look “theyworkforyou” (good name)

      How David Clelland voted on key issues since 2001:
      * Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.
      * kissed arse the rest of the time.

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  72. 222
    Anonymous says:

    Priceless MPs’ wives on Today Programme:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k7wqq

    Starts at 2:19:00

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  73. 223
    Give me 650 lamp posts and a roll of piano wire and I can fix democracy says:

    We MUST watch the BBC very carefully. On the BBC Caroline Flint got a real easy ride. On Sky News now she’s getting batttered by Kay Burley. Why doesn’t the BBC ever give Labour politicians a hard time?

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    • 242
      Atlas shrugged says:

      Give me 650……..

      We MUST watch the BBC very carefully.

      No, we must not do anything of the kind.

      The BBC is simply bad for you, in so many different ways, I would have to write a whole book on the subject to fully cover quite how bad the BBC is for just about everything you can imagine.

      We must completely stop watching the BBC and Sky. Sky may be as much as 1% better then the BBC, but it is still establishment propaganda, that hides more then it reveals, when not telling damned right lies.

      The BBC is clever, very clever. So fucking clever in fact that it does what it does so systematically that most actually doing it, have completely lost the ability to understand that they are doing something that is always EXTREMELY immoral, and very often EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. The entire BBC, from the REAL BOSS all the way to the apprentice journalists, have lost, or never possessed in the first place (which is why they were given a job at the BBC in the first place,) the ability to tell right from wrong, or a lie from the truth. They have all be selected or brainwashed to believe that all truth is subjective, when the TRUTH is, TRUTH is ALWAYS completely objective. Something is either TRUE or it is not TRUE, opinions and theories however, are a completely different matter.

      The BBC has blood on its hands on this matter.

      Remember what the BBC and the Guardian in conspiracy with a mafia type business man did before and during the 1997 general election campaign?????????????

      So why have the BBC been sleeping for 12 years???????????????

      The BBC does not work for The Labour or Conservative Parties, and it sure as hell does not work for the British People, and never ever has in its entire history.

      The BBC is part of The British and now World Establishment. Which is a whole bunch of despotic characters few have even heard, and absolutely no one has ever voted for. They force us, using the direct threat of criminal law, to pay for their propaganda channel and our own profound ignorance.

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  74. 224
    Chris says:

    Cherchez la Femme – What about his missus

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  75. 226
    JORDANS CHASTITY BELT SAYS says:

    those greedy mps will have to learn to do without

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    Debitanostra says:

    Let’s see how many are willing to make contributions to any of the parties after this.

    They’ll no doubt ask for public funding to make up for it.

    To which the polite answer should be, “You’ve fucking taken it already, you snouters.”

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    Give me 650 lamp posts and a roll of piano wire and I can fix democracy says:

    Fucking BBC wankers. Radio 5 spent 15 minutes talking about McKay resigning and that fat twat John Pinhead claiming that the Tory party is split. Then Peter Allen (a right wanker) says “Oh and two Peers in trouble as well” then moves on.

    So the Tories get 15 minutes of attacks and two Liebour Peers (not even mentioned as Liebour) gets 3 seconds.

    The BBC biased?

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  78. 237
    Debitanostra says:

    Leave the BBC alone.

    They managed to report the London bombings without mentioning muslims.

    This is nothing.

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  79. 238
    Atlas shrugged says:

    This is getting silly Guido, and may be dangerously so.

    We don’t need individual MP’s victimized.

    What we need is a full and independent CRIMINAL investigation into the entire matter. Which should include all and every politician who has been clearly shown to have been economical with the truth, which appears to be virtually all of them.

    This investigation should/100%MUST also take place within the CIVIL-SERVICE, because you can be sure of two things. Firstly the whole expenses rule book would have been proposed and drafted by a top civil servant, very likely now retired. Secondly a reward/bribe would have been arranged to placate and bribe/keep on side many senior members of the civil-service.

    Corruption of this type comes from the TOP, not the establishments ‘bottom feeders’ more commonly known as elected ministers.

    Picking on individuals is counter-productive. As the public will soon be suffering overkill, and resignations will only come from those the establishment has already chosen to get rid of. Which of course is the whole ultimate point of this type of institutionalized corruption.

    This is a deliberately created situation, designed to COMPROMISE the average ignorant and ‘over ambitious’ or over mouthy back-bencher, potential dissident minister or indeed prime minister.

    Taking bribes especially un taxed or un declared ones is a crime, punishable with a jail sentence , and often massive fines for the ‘less equal’ ordinary citizen. Giving the money back after they have been caught red handed, has never got any ordinary person away with anything.

    It is also a crime to offer bribes, or to attempt to corrupt in any way, a public official. It is also a crime for a public official to bribe or attempt to corrupt another public official. Blackmail is also a crime, so therefore all whips office MP’s and officials should also be part of this criminal investigation.

    Then or at the same time this investigation 100% MUST also include EU MP’s or this whole process WILL without any doubt, produce the worst possible outcome imaginable, for our present representative parliamentary democracy.

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    “excellent tough stance”

    No.

    A ‘tough stance’ would be sacking every shadow cabinet member caught with their nose in the trough and / or threatening them with deselection followed by prosecution for fraud. Cameron is not that.

    It goes without saying that all the other right dishonorable members from whatever side of the house should receive the same treatment.

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  81. 240
    Scallywag says:

    McKay and his wife are full of shit, in denial and liars to boot.

    No excuses. Sack them now.

    Simples!

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    We are looking at using the “The Constitutional Nuclear Button” which could result in Parliament being dissolved by the one person who can dissolve it….the Queen.
    Not trying to publicise our site openly here….this is more important than any of that nonsense…..
    Guido you may want to get involved in this one!!!!

    We are still looking into writing up a draft letter for our campaign…….

    http://www.economicvoice.com/blorumpost.php?blorum=3&post=886

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    [...] more from the original source: MacKay : “I'll Pay It All Back”Calling Emergency Meeting in … Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A [...]

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    pigs-might-fly says:

    Writing as one of those lovable and useful animals or the porcine variety, I object to these persons being described as “pigs”

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    Parish Councillor says:

    Another one birtes the dust

    Good riddance

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  86. 248
    Abolish the Licence Fee says:

    This naked greed and filthy thieving leave our troops fighting illegal wars without even boots to stand up in. Every day I wake up wondering if this isn’t just all some God-awful nightmare.

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  87. 249

    As you can imagine I have been working very closely with David over the expenses issue…

    That’s a nice way of putting that Cameron told him he was fired!

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  88. 251
    Shithead says:

    The Telegraph is saying again that all Bliar’s expenses receipts were shredded. Can anyone shed any light into this murky corner?

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  89. 252

    [...] claims that he’ll pay all of it back – honestly, I’ll be impressed if he does, since not even the most landed of the landed [...]

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