August 14th, 2012

Expenses MP’s Son: Media Twisted Truth

Back during the expenses scandal it was revealed that Labour MP John Healey helped himself to £1,500 to replace his front door, £7,000 for a brand new set of windows and over £400 for two televisions. That’s not to mention the £88,000 profit he made from selling the flat he renovated with taxpayers’ money. Now Healey’s son Alex has done a Bercow, slamming the media for reporting the truth on Reddit:

The press can be so unfair…


32 Comments

  1. 1
    Oh says:

    Oink Oink!

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  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    “Do you really think the money went into our pocket”

    No I don’t. Probably your Swiss bank account instead.

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  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    Is he saying the 88K profit they made didn’t go into their pocket?

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    • 7

      Presumably. It is just that the taxpayer has not been compensated yet by him, nor ever will be. Because you never have to say sorry and, if you do, you don’t have to return any money. Ever.

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    • 13
      AC1 says:

      They probably bought other property with it…

      I hope the crash* wipes them out.

      *Explosion in Land Affordability.

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  4. 4
    Nullbymouth says:

    I have heard a rumour that Mr Speaker uses a tax loop hole not used by any other MPs, by wearing childrens clothes he avoid the VAT.

    I demand a creche led enquiry into this.

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  5. 5
    keredybretsa says:

    Oh nice. Learning the trade of tricks from Daddy, of course.

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  6. 11
    Lottery winner Adrian Bayford says:

    Mhahahahahahahaha….. FUCK YOU ALL!

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  7. 17
    Timmy Tour says:

    Of course the money didn’t go in their pockets.

    But the goods remained in their possession.

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  8. 18
    Backwoodsman says:

    Perhaps alex would enlighten us as to where the £88,000 went in that case ?
    Presumably he will claim it went into a bank account, under the matress , or was rolled over in another property speculation and therefore didn’t go ‘into our pocket’ – note the use of the plural, taxpayers funds’ peculation, a game for all the family.

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  10. 20
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    ” ‘Lien’-ing, ‘lien’-ing, safe and secure from all alarms…”

    You’d think that, if there’s money paid from taxpayer funds, there would be some sort of cloud on the title and that he could not just pocket ALL of the money representing the appreciation on the housing unit as part of his equity upon sale, only that part above and beyond the taxpayer money. If there is no such encumbrance, why not? Am I missing something here?

    I mean, they’re all thieving sunzabitches, we know that, but who’s in charge of seeing to it that the larceny is kept down to an acceptable level?

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  11. 21
    Wally Wombat says:

    The tw*t son can’t even write correct English, repeatedly confusing plural and singular – let alone not knowing where to put an apostrophe.

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    • 29
      Diane Fatbutt says:

      Education, education, education.

      Shame his father didn’t pony up some of that lovely lolly to pay for a good school, like my son’s.

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  12. 22
    Tuscan Villain says:

    Breathtaking. This family profited from scamming the taxpayer whilst the MP voted to sabotage the British economy.

    He should be thanking people, not bickering with them.

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  13. 23
    ToonBob... says:

    Pay it back? Pigs might fly …….

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  14. 26
    the savant says:

    it s

    tidder

    spelt backwards

    of course !!

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  15. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Also in the discussion:

    What was your experience of the expenses scandal? Was he summoned to pay anything back and did it have any affect on him and his popularity as a politician?

    Alex:

    He didnt have to pay anything back. And it effected him greatly. His personal popularity wasnt to dampened but the overall opinions of MPs was destroyed. They wont recover for a long time…

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  16. 31
    Victor says:

    *Yes of course, at least 105 MPs – should have done time (not the 5 that did) there was loads of evidence against them…..and they wonder why the public think they are a joke and sneer at them. (rather like estate agents) Whippersnapper2.*

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  17. 32
    Fred the Budgie says:

    John Healey, Housing Minister, 2009 : “Not only is this property piggy bank unsustainable, it is also unfair…as housing wealth is passed from parents to children, inequality is compounded over the generations”

    http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/the-new-normal/6507815.blog

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