October 23rd, 2012

Labour MP Paid Shad-Cab Minister’s Rent With Our Cash
Rent Swapper Kevin Barron on the Disciplinary Committee

Now we get to the greediest, most repulsive rent-swappers of all. Guido called out troughing Kevin Barron live on Sky in 2009, and once again the expenses-hungry Labour MP has been taking the taxpayer for a ride. This time the little piggy has had a little help from a friend.

Barron charged us £1,500-a-month to rent a three-bedroom London home owned by shadow cabinet office minister John Trickett. Barron began renting his fellow Labour MP’s home after flogging his own taxpayer-funded house for a £500,000 profit. Not content with sorting himself out at our expense, now Barron is funnelling taxpayers’ money straight into the bank account of his oinking pal Trickett. As soon as Trickett got wind the story was about to break he put the property up for sale.

Barron, unbelievably, is still the chairman of the Standards and Privileges Committee, while Trickett is responsible for shining light on government sleaze. These two are some of the most disgraceful rent-swappers of all. They know they can get away with it due to their safe Labour seats.

It’s down to Ed to make them pay…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    As it is “within the rules” (like tax avoidance) nothing will be done apart from expose them a hypocritical troughers

  2. 2
    Fatso watson watch says:

    Baron and trickett sounds like a firm of bent lwayers

  3. 3
    I am related or connected to Edinburgh scrounging arsewipes says:

    Pigs in shit

  4. 4
    Fatso watson watch says:

    Just a thought, many years ago was harman taken to court over the wages etc
    being paid to the nanny she employed

  5. 5
    fuck the bbc says:

    Millipede silence is deafening

  6. 6
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Trickett the trougher!

  7. 7
    Ben Bradshaw makes my flesh creep says:

    Mith-ter Thpeaker, he’th toath-t. Eh? One of our-th? Er, whoopth.

  8. 8
    Sig Hansen says:

    Ed Make them pay ?


    The same Ed who used an archaic Tax loophole to avoid inheritance tax ?

    Vote UKIP the Lib/Lab/Con all suck

  9. 9
    Embarrassing says:

    Hate to tell you this Guido but he ran rings around you in that interview.

  10. 10
    Mossad says:

    Entwistle says Rippon showed his blog beforehand to Steve Mitchell, dep head of news.

  11. 11
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    What vile disgusting people these MP’s are they should be shot at dawn.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    The story is that Barron rented a property off Trickett? OK, it’s shady, but how is it different (worse?) from the other M.P.’s renting off each other?

  13. 13
    keredybretsa says:

    Expose and Depose!
    Another pair of Dishonourable Whatsinnitforus Troughers. Trickett by name and tricky by nature!

  14. 14
    Wistle without an Aitch says:

    Woman in Blue suit behind Entwistle under great stress not to fidget and look at phone.

  15. 15
    Nullbymouth says:

    Can anyone possibly justify the need for an MP to rent a 3 bedroom property in London?

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Ferrets in a f’ucking sack!

    He knew, no I didn’t , yes you did, it wasn’t me, well she’s worse, it was all a long time ago!

  17. 17
    Disgusted Purley says:

    Are you implying that there is another kind?

  18. 18
    Thrasher Mitchell says:

    Prime Minister, David Cameron admits “I’m not everyone’s cup of tea.”

    He’s clearly mistaken.

    Most people I know would love to pour boiling water on him.

  19. 19
    Mandyslime, Bliar and Brown. says:

    The fucking rent boys have to sleep somewhere you know!

  20. 20
    fuck the bbc says:

    This BBC thing going to run and run – even Liebour members putting boot in

  21. 21
    Nullbymouth says:

    I would happily piss on him if he was on fire

  22. 22
    Robbem, Screwem, Fleecum and Over-Chargum LLP says:

    That’s a disgraceful slander.

  23. 23
    Poker Face says:

    There is no justification. In the forces they give you lodging allowance to rent a room if no forces accomodation is available locally.

    Basically these MPs are milking the system, they know it and they feel jusatified because they believe they are under paid, which they are not.

    Let’s face it this could be solved at a stroke by bulding them an MP’s Travel lodge near (within 30 mins) Parliament. But there is no will to do as they stand to make no money out of it.

  24. 24
    Backwoodsman says:

    Well, for an organisation with several thousand ‘trained’ journalists, remember, the ones its imperative we have to provide factual news coverage, the bbc is hardly setting the pace on this story either.

  25. 25
    50 Calibre says:

    Leopards, spots, MPs, expenses fiddles and so it goes an goes and those with the capability and responsibility to stop it dead do nothing as usual.

    Come the revolution…

  26. 26
    Archer Karcher says:

    Err, no, but it doesn’t stop the parasitic crooks from trying and succeeding, in getting the dosh.

  27. 27

    Mr Fawkes? You are hereby summonsed to appear before a court of your peers – Peers Morgan. (sic.)

  28. 28
    Rupert my Hero says:

    UKIP has the chance to take the moral high ground here, or does it too have something “legal ” to hide.
    As for the BBC…. question is, Are Gays and Paedophiles covering the back of other Gays & Paedophiles?

  29. 29
    HoC Fat Thieving Pigs & we are not ashamed ! says:

    Listen you smelly revolting disgusting Plebs Don’t do as we do, do as we say,
    you seem to require constant reminders, because you are so bloody thick,
    that some are more equal than others……

    Now get on with your miserable lives & pay all of your Taxes that
    we impose.

    You should be ever so grateful of the few crumbs we occasionaly toss
    your way when it will benefit us the most

  30. 30
    Rupert my Hero says:

    WUSS…. definition…. :Pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

  31. 31
    Selohesra says:

    In that case could you send Ms Berger round to suck me

  32. 32

    Would that be the same arcane tax loopholes that Wing Commander Nigel “Crash Bandicoot” Farage has apparently used to set up a tax free – hem, hem- “Educational Trust” in the Channel Islands with his EU money and away from the UK Treasury?

    Yeah – vote UKRAP – get inexperienced troughing that’s willing to learn at the feet of the masters.

  33. 33
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Lol, Someone is taking the ” P ” here

  34. 34
    Red Ed Millipede says:

    Me do something about this rent scam by Labour MP’s?
    You must be joking.
    I am a known coward that likes to call other people cowards.

  35. 35
    Sarge. says:

    Ed hasn’t demanded an enquiry today…is he dead? Can anyone tell?

  36. 36
    Not surprised says:

    If I’m understanding the “rules” correctly, if they own a property, they can no longer claim against it, so most of them seem to be renting them out, pocketing the proceeds, then also claiming for the expense of renting somewhere else!

    Surely, if you own a property then that’s it. That’s where you “live” whilst in the capital on parliamentary business.

    There should also be regulations governing the amount of distance a constituency is from London – I imagine a good number live within easy commuting distance….travel to work like the rest of us.

    All within the rules of course!

  37. 37
    I don't need no doctor says:

    He went to a comprehensive , oh and his parents were immigrants, but you would be hard pushed to get hime tell you.

  38. 38

    It is fucking madness and a huge insult to taxpayers how do odious champagne sociopath Labour troughers like Barron, Trickster, TWATson, Vaz,Hodga and Bryant get onto committees?

    It is a disgrace that Gordon Brown, Ed MillionaireBand and Balls supposed expenses reform has actually contrived to line the pockets of the second home owning troughers.

    Once again Westminster is seen a den of liars, charlatans and rip-off artists.

    FFS Dave and Nick – get a grip, you seem to be doing some right things, but your communication sucks and Labour with the hostile press are making fools of you.

    Take the dirty fight to Labour and expose the liars and cheats and voters will support you.

  39. 39
    It struck me says:

    If there is a cap on expenses then why did the squeaky-clean (well, at least squeaky) Mr Barron claim for more than that limit if not in the hope that he would obtain the £?

  40. 40
    Penfold says:

    A swift razzia with lamppost solution is the only way to deal with these people, they have not learnt lessons and the “plebs” must seize the day and make some examples………….

  41. 41
    Penfold says:

    They can’t claim for the mortgage any more more on exe’s, which means they have to pay the cost out of their own pockets.
    So they rent out their home, pocket the rent to cover the mortgage.
    Their fellow MP who becomes a tenant, then claims the rent on his exe’s.

    It’s a money-go-round, almost as good as the fabled money tree that socialists love to talk about, but in this case, it’s all one step removed and IPSA kosherise it.

  42. 42
    Taxfodder says:

    Really? I though Guido highlighted the situation well.

    Here is an MP that claims to be operating (hide behind) within the rules yet thinks it just dandy to try and claim more than his allowance or, in other words throw shit at the wall and hope some sticks…

    I think Mr Barron was easily shown up for what he really is, a scammer!

    Guido did not have to work that hard on Mr Barron to show what he is…

  43. 43
    John Lyon CB says:

    “Barron, unbelievably, is still the chairman of the standards and privileges select committee”

    Should leave it all to me, at everyone KNOWS I do nothing for my fat salary, just not enough days in the week you know.

  44. 44
    pissed off voter says:

    Agree with your first three sentences but the apperal to Dave and Nick is symptomatic of the blind tribalism that allows these people to leech on soceity.

    Dave, together with Nick and one G Brown are the arseholes who swept the expenses theft under the carpet first time around which is why it is still on-going and has resurfaced now – and will again and again until it is properly dealt with.

  45. 45
    pissed off voter says:

    Because he’s a repeat offender – as well as being an arrogant asshole.

  46. 46
    dunstall says:

    There is absolutely no reason why the names of these mps should not be in the public domain,and then let their constituents make up their mind ,the majority of those so far named will probably resign at the next election.Is it any wonder that the political class in this country are reviled bringing democracy into disrepute.IPSA needs to reassert itself and if that means taking these people on so be it

  47. 47
    pissed off voter says:

    because his arithmetic is on a par with his honesty?

  48. 48
    pissed off voter says:

    wasn’t that Spellman?

  49. 49
    Jimmy Savile says:

    Who the fuck keeps voting these fuckers in?
    Is there no depths to their depravity?

  50. 50
    Otis B Berger the Third from Maine says:

    Socialists are nasty people who always put themselves first.

    That is what my Gran told me and I think she may have had a point .

  51. 51
    I remember when there were public toilets in the Rhondda says:

    If Guido has been receiving communications from Mps in the last few days about their expenses I suggest all correspondence is put on this site .

    Minutes of telephone conversations should also be posted .

  52. 52
    English Heretic says:

    Yep, a nice alternative story to the ones here and the DT about rent swapping MPs.

    Line to take to MPs from LibLabCon HQ – keep kicking the BBC!

  53. 53
    soapy says:


    Harman was the one who drove away from an accident she was involved in. To my knowledge (although I may be mistaken about this) nothing further was ever heard about her being involved with the upstanding police persons of this benighted country about this incident.

  54. 54
    soapy says:

    I think you will find that all citizens of the EU countries and living within the EU area are now obliged to pay tax to the Treasuries of their countries.

  55. 55

    With what????? MIND BLEACH!!!!!!!

  56. 56
    Dim Beau says:

    Well then, what we need is newspapers with three front pages.


  57. 57
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    These troughing MP’s are a disgrace. This is clearly fraudulent and should be prosecuted by the police. Boaz.


  58. 58
    Dim Beau says:

    I could not claim a bean towards my mortgage from my employer – so I don’t see why these piggies should be able to either.

  59. 59
    Dim Beau says:

    But are members of IPSA MPs themselves?

    If so no f***g chance anything will ever be done.

    Ditto if they are so called ‘civil’ servants. We need a really independent body made up of folk from the private sector who meet say once a month to deal with the business who will be reimbursed travel etc expenses plus an honorarium of say 500 quid a day for their trouble (from public funds of course)

  60. 60
    dunstall says:

    Lets get Fred Goodwin on the panel hes looking for work and has scores to settle

  61. 61
    chris1943 says:

    In that case get your leader to publish his expenses then you might get taken seriously

  62. 62
    Earl of Croydon says:

    What is a comidee ? Is it a comedy ?!!!!!!!!!!

  63. 63
    Tom Catesby says:

    Have the respective local newspapers of these two greedy bastards been informed of their disgraceful behaviour? At least their local electors would have been made aware of the facts come next election time, when they are placing their crosses on the ballot paper, if they can be bothered that is.

  64. 64
    Tom Catesby says:

    Over many years I have had the opinion that MP’s should be provided with purpose built ‘hotel style’ accomodation near to parliament, with all services necessary, office facilities, post room, domestic services, ‘staff canteen, meeting rooms,etc. No need for expenses claims. If any member wishes to make other arrangements, that would be a matter for them, paid for by them, not us.

  65. 65
    Tom Catesby says:

    Wouldn’t they all be in the same bed?

  66. 66
    Tom Catesby says:

    Could you please explain how these tax ‘loopholes’ work. I’d like the chance to use them myself!

  67. 67
    Conem, Grabit and Runne in the wine bar says:

    We agree with our learned friend!

  68. 68
    Concerned reader says:

    Any further news with regard to Vaz? Since Guido reported that Vazolene was seen shitting himself at the Labour conference, the Savile case seems to have swept this from the public view, it would be such a shame if he managed to slither away.

  69. 69
    A Military History Buff says:

    They know they can get away with it due to their safe Labour seats.

    They wouldn’t if the public had a proper right to recall their MPs. And by that I mean the right to recall the b’stard without having to get the go ahead from a committee of fellow troughing crooks beforehand.

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