December 15th, 2010

+++ Auditor General Refuses to Sign Off MPs Expenses +++

The £800,000 worth of non-existant receipts between 2009/10 was, unsurprisingly, a bit of an issue. And that was before the £1.8 million claimed by MPs on trial or under investigation by the Police was taken out of consideration…

Developing…

UPDATE: The statement:

“The qualification arises because the House authorities were unable to provide evidence to support payments to MPs of £2.6 million, including £0.8 million that remains unsupported despite a major exercise to obtain evidence retrospectively and £1.8 million where evidence is not available for audit because the MPs are under investigation by the police.In addition, the evidence supporting £11.3 million of costs reimbursed to Members was not sufficient for the C&AG to confirm the expenditure had been incurred for Parliamentary purposes. This is despite the evidence having been obtained in accordance with the rules governing the MPs’ Expenses Scheme.”

So around £1,200 per Member that they cannot support? Who was it that said they had changed…


94 Comments

  1. 1

    Call for a full scale fraud investigation !!!!!!!

  2. 2

    non-existent

    was taken into consideration. *is* taken might be better, but that’s the least of the worries here.

  3. 3

    Developing? Throw them all in prison!

  4. 4
    Cynical_old_bag says:

    Why has a full investigation not already been started?

    Could it be that the shredders are working overtime again?

  5. 5

    Surly this involves theft of public funds ? Every MP that has claimed in the last 10 years should be arrested and made to justify thier claims to the Court of public opinion , then if found guilty , Sent to the tower , Its time they took responceabilty for there actions and not hide behind the fuckin rules !!!!!!

  6. 6
    Sarf of the River says:

    Kettle the fuckers until a criminal investigation has been completed and the charges laid.

  7. 7
    OED says:

    fuckin knit-picker

  8. 8
    Cynical_old_bag says:

    Ah, but they made their own Rules. That’s where it all goes tits up.

  9. 9
    Corrigendum says:

    nit

  10. 10

    nit-picker. Please.

    It’s a reference to small insects and not women’s work.

  11. 11

    No the rules where clear , They just spun that line .

  12. 12
    Backwoodsman says:

    800 K, that accounts for margret moran & that little mincer, kaufman’s book cases, what about the rest of them ?

  13. 13
    Cynical_old_bag says:

    I was under the impression that they did not have to produce receipts for amounts under £250. They made that Rule and they abided by it. The fact that we (the general public) didn’t complain at the time was neither here nor there.

  14. 14
    Jack Droney says:

    I’ll set my wife on you

  15. 15
    Sarf of the River says:

    “The fact that we (the general public) didn’t complain at the time was neither here nor there.”

    Ha ha. Since when did the bastards take any notice of what other people think, say or do, unless it affects them personally or materially?

    If the place was nuked we wouldn’t notice the difference except for a dip in tourist numbers in the vicinity and more cash in our pocket.

  16. 16
    Joss Taskin says:

    Is James Gordon Brown still drawing his MP pay and rations from the Palace of Westminster despite the fact that he’s hardly ever there ??

  17. 17
    David Cameron says:

    I’m moving out of my caravan so I’ve put it on the market.

    Nick Clegg just tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Excuse me, mate. My fruit and veg stall is supposed to go there.”

  18. 18
    AC1 says:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  19. 19

    Did he vote on tution fees ?

  20. 20
    Sarf of the River says:

    “The fact that we (the general public) didn’t complain at the time was neither here nor there.”

    Ha ha. Since when did the bastards take any notice of what other people think, say or do, unless it affects them personally or materially?

    If the place was nuked we wouldn’t notice the difference except for a dip in tourist numbers in the vicinity and more cash in our pocket.

  21. 21
    mr cock, cockingtown, cockinghamshire says:

    Tony, what’s a twat scourer?

  22. 22
    AC1 says:

    Do something like this

    to parliament!

    With “our” MPs in it.

  23. 23
    Hand Mikecock says:

    Women’s work? How very dare you? I’m rather partial to a bit of self-inflicted knitting now and then.

  24. 24
    Sir William Waad says:

    I imagine it’s quite difficult to get receipts from Juicy Jenny or Dessie’s Dirty Downloads.

  25. 25
    Susie says:

    OK. So HMG and Opposition are in the position (like that of the EU) which, under corporate law cannot legally extract any charges or taxes from us.

    Christmas has come early.

  26. 26
    The last quango in paris says:

    They should all tidy up straight up after the next student riot – or police it

  27. 27
    David Cameron says:

    Today I will be simulating sincere niceness.

  28. 28
    streamfisher says:

    Brillo when grilled Diane Abbot.

  29. 29
    Joss Taskin says:

    Yes he did actually. A guest appearance presumably followed by dinner at the taxpayers’ expense.

  30. 30
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    …..And fewer students pissing on Churchill’s statue.

  31. 31
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Heard you the first time.

  32. 32
    Archer Karcher says:

    Water cannon them for thirty minutes prior to interview under caution, one to soften them up for questioning and two, to get the piggy stench off of the grasping fucks.

  33. 33
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    If you remember, Gordon’s Big Idea of MP’s being paid by daily attendence allowance was howled down in derision. That’s probably why he’s taking the piss now.

  34. 34
    Basil Brush says:

    Boom! Boom! What a comic!

  35. 35
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Goes down as fees for relaxation therapy, as per medical advice.

  36. 36

    Now ???? He has been taking the piss for last 15 years the C unt !!!!

  37. 37
    Sarf of the River says:

    Reply screwed up. Not my fault, didn’t intend to bore you.

  38. 38
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    But his brusque and contemptuous dismissal of RedEd’s “questions” was the real thing, as was the po-faced defeatist resignation of the Shadow front bench. Happy Christmas.

  39. 39
    Phone hacking 'approved by top NoW executive' says:

    Court papers lodged by Sienna Miller contradict paper’s insistence of single ‘rogue’ reporter.

    OOPS!

    Expense fiddling, hacking, lying – daily activities of the scum political classes.

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

  40. 40
    LibLabCon go to hell says:

    Cameron’s face is developing nicely into something that deserves a good punching in much the same way as Ed’s is.

  41. 41
    streamfisher says:

    So we have got Assange banged up in Wandsworth jail for what could be at least two months while bail is denied (isn’t that over 60 days detention without recourse to Habeas Corpus?) for an alleged offence in another Country that he has not even been formally charged with while his supporters are running around trying to raise the (ridiculously large) bail money at their own expense. Meanwhile back at the ranch our treasonous fornicating troughing dogs are free to wander the streets without an electronic tag in sight.

  42. 42
    Jock Strapped says:

    Niceness? Such a lefty word. Poor Dave is having to reign it in for fear of appearing too Flashman as he wipes the floor with Millitwat.

  43. 43
    Mr Plum says:

    Are we paying for his hairdresser, excellent comb-over today by the way

  44. 44
    Commissioner of the Met says:

    I am waiting for the Giovernment (or Booris) to give me instructions to send the Serious Crime Squad in

    Like if a company pillaged its shareholders….

  45. 45
    Taxpayer says:

    Can they be charged collectively with theft ?

  46. 46

    It’s a terrible world we’re living in. It’s at times like this that I turn to Ecclesiastes.

  47. 47
  48. 48
    666 says:

    The Torygraph is citing £14 million as being in question.
    If so that is nearly 28 grand per porking member.

  49. 49
    6EQUJ5 says:

    Thx Billy.

  50. 50
    Jack says:

    £ 1.8 million unaccounted for because the MPs are under investigation by the Police ? They account for only £ 200,000 or so if my memory is right…

    That means far more than just the five or six charged ?

    There could be dozens of MPs in Court now…

  51. 51
    Bob says:

    This calls for REVOLUTION FFS

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Not to mention those educated at the British tax payers expense, and now plotting to blow us all up to meet their maker.

  53. 53
    Caligula says:

    A country governed by incompetent thieves

    And they cannot even fiddle their expenses without getting caught

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    O/T. Re pmq’s today. Any lipreaders able to advise what postie Johnson said to wee Dougie Alexander when he leaned across behind Ed Milli at pmq’s today?

  55. 55
    old compton street says:

    I’ll have a porking member with fries.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    They have paid tax on that piss.

  57. 57
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    But the EUSSR accounts have not been approved for 15 years now !

    It started in Brussels.

  58. 58

    He said, “give us a wank with yer lips, pretty boy,” and then drooled.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    That’s the spirit, once you’ve mastered fake sincerity, you’ve cracked it.

  60. 60
  61. 61
    Lip Reader says:

    “This fucker Milibland is a complete chocolate fireguard!”

  62. 62
    EU, bailouts, nannying muzzies & me? No thanks. says:

    In the same way I have paid tax on my ciggies and thoroughly resent Cameron & Co nannying the packaging.

    Is the brown card packaging shite another bit of EU crap we are expected to adopt without barely a whimper?

    Screw Cameron and screw the EU.

  63. 63
    EU, bailouts, nannying muzzies & me? No thanks. says:

    And a fucking pea dough maker at that!

  64. 64
    A Portsmouth Perv says:

    I’ve been fiddling for years now and gotten away with it.

  65. 65
    Conservative says:

    We should have an annual vote on whether to keep paying our subscription to the EU.

  66. 66
    Unsworth says:

    What’s his name?

  67. 67
    EU, bailouts, nannying, muzzies & me? No thanks. says:

    And a fucking pee~#dough maker at that!

  68. 68
    Unsworth says:

    No, if it’s worth saying then it’s probably worth saying twice.

  69. 69
    a new low says:

    The press are a bloody lying bunch of bastards too.

    There is no such thing a Big Society. It’s everyone for themselves. No politician has the moral right to govern me. I hereby withdraw my consent.

    “The new evidence discloses that it was Neville Thurlbeck who signed the formal contract paying Mulcaire £2,019 a week to work exclusively for the News of the World, and that Ian Edmondson subsequently exchanged emails with Mulcaire about extending it. Questioned at Tommy Sheridan’s trial last week, Coulson said that this was “a legitimate contract for legitimate, legal work”.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/15/phone-hacking-sienna-miller-evidence

  70. 70
    Court of Public Opinion says:

    Hear bloody hear!

  71. 71
    Westminster Crime Syndicate says:

    We are untouchable.

    We lie, cheat, steal, we engage in bribery, blackmail and nepotism, we cover each other’s backs, we plot and scheme against you, we deceive you, we strip you of a say in the running of your own country, of your children’s future, we even deny you your identity and culture and seek to replace you.

    And there’s not a thing you can do about it.

  72. 72
    Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

    Firstly, who is Surly? Secondly, the Court of Public Opinion doesn’t actually exist it’s just the great unwashed aided and abetted by Journos who aren’t in it for the good of their health but their monthly wedge and the annual bonus. Ban Journalist’s annual bonuses I say, oops, sorry Guido. Oh no that’s ok you’re a blogger unlike Mrs. Dale.

  73. 73
    Emily says:

    Where’s wikileaks when you need it?

    I hope it gets publicly released!

  74. 74
    The Golem says:

    The worst aspect of this situation for me is that all these fornicating, money-grabbing parasites have no concern about the views of the peasantry – which is probably the politest title they are likely to give us. They believe they’ve moved on
    and left us behind as an irrelevance.

  75. 75
    Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

    And would someone like to tell me why I’m paying EMA – a Labour scam to keep morons off the unemployment lists until they hit 18. I had to do an after school job to ‘make ends meet’ – tell ‘em all to go to McDonuts and earn their bloody education then (1) they’ll value it (2) won’t have time to be hanging around with extremists learning how to bring about the end of a fascist state, make bombs, bugger off to somethingStan and get nicked by the Yanks (oh, yes that’s me).

  76. 76
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    ParliLeaks letsavemore of this!!!!

  77. 77
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    “Who was it said that they had changed”

    No one on here that’s for sure. The thieving hoons just seem to be gaming the system in a different way.

  78. 78
    Cynical_old_bag says:

    Firstly, if the thieving bastards can’t provide proper receipts which have been authorised, then don’t pay the expense.

    Secondly, start charging them with Fraud.

    Simples.

  79. 79
    Tony Blair says:

    Fake sincerity did wonders for my bank balance.

  80. 80
    Archer Karcher says:

    A fascist state it should be remembered, created by NuLabour at the behest of their foreign masters.

  81. 81
    Bill Vague says:

    Porking members? Yes please.

  82. 82
    Archer Karcher says:

    ‘There is no such thing a Big Society.’

    You believed there ever was? I have a bridge in central London that I am selling for a very low price. Interested applicants can contact me in complete confidence. Big Society believers are especially welcome.

  83. 83
    Archer Karcher says:

    ‘ Can you believe it, I’m Shadow Chancellor ‘ ?

  84. 84
    Archer Karcher says:

    Er it’s actually 16 years. But what the hell, who needs to know where all the loot goes?

  85. 85
    Airey Belvoir says:

    ‘Rein it in’, not “reign’. Think horse riding.

  86. 86
    David Cameron says:

    I do fake sincerity for free, I’m that loaded!

  87. 87
    we're fucked says:

    And not likely to be dismantled by this decrepit lot any time soon. Wonder at their largesse with your money for their spunk-worthy projects such as the EU, international aid to nuked up powers, bailing out bastards left, right and centre etc.

    Jesus wept we’re so fucked.

  88. 88
    streamfisher says:

    After some close inspection of the books it has come to our attention that you are nothing more than a lot duplicitous thieving bastards, in the light of this the consequences of our decision to refuse to sign-off this litany of deceit will be very severe… I will withhold my Biro (see previous EEC legal precedent, oop’s 10 billion gone missing, must have slipped down the back of the sofa).

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    From those responses I can safely assume the answer is “No”.

  90. 90
    Ruth Kelly's Flood says:

    I had better get an insurance assesor in to look at all the water damage

  91. 91
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Who shredded my expenses without my permission – Cherie ?

  92. 92
    David says:

    CAMERON SAYS TO HIS BACK BENCHERS DONT WORRY I WILL CHANGE THE SYSTEM…GIGGLE GIGGLE…..LET HIM TRY.

  93. 93
    Disaffected says:

    Cameron was defending this corrupt lot yesterday saying the audit regime was too tough on MPs. He needs a wake up call to reality: he was going to clean up politics, stand up for the UK in EU, cut immigrationetc all but a distant memeory now that he is in No10. May elections are looming vote with your feet against Tory and Lib Dem.

  94. 94
    treetop says:

    Cameron is well capable of misunderstanding the public disgust at this behaviour. Everyone I talk to holds politicians in contempt and would like to see more go to jail for fraud and he defends fraud at his peril. This would be a massive mistake Dave.


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