November 21st, 2012

Stephen Dorrell’s Secret Rent Deal

Former Tory Health Secretary turned troughing piggy Stephen Dorrell should be drafting his resignation this morning after the Telegraph revealed that he sold his old flat to friends, did not declare the controversial deal that netted him £70,000, and then rented it back off of them. All to break the spirit of the new expenses rules.

Dorrell openly admits that he contrived this tenancy to maximise his benefits under IPSA rules, he told the Telegraph

“…I bought it on an interest only mortgage, because that was the rule at the time, and that ended. So I arranged for a third party to buy it. We had an independent assessment of the rent and it is rented at arms length.”

If he was claiming welfare benefits instead of MPs’ benefits he could be prosecuted for fraudulently “contriving a tenancy”…

In an added twist, there is also a huge undeclared conflict of interest in the fact that the friends are involved in care homes – an area being investigated by the Select Committee Dorrell chairs. The only job he should be doing is Stewarding the Chilton Hundreds…


168 Comments

  1. 1
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Just a thought to save you time and typing, Neo/Guido: wouldn’t it be quicker and easier to just list those MPs not scamming money though rent-swapping?

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    • 4
      An MP says:

      That’ll be a very short list, here it is……*Tumbleweed*

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      • 35
        Butch Dave says:

        Dear Plebs,

        since the doctored GDP Q3 and unemployment figures, I told you the good new would keep coming – for us, not you.

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        • 43
          Big Beast Ken says:

          Stephen Dorrell – looks like a confirmed heterosexual to me, like myself, and would in no way interfere with young chaps.

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          • The Cameron, Dorrell meeting in full says:

            Stephen Dorrell: Forgive me Dave, for I have troughed…

            Call Me Useless: Go in peace comrade.

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          • Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

            “The only job he should be doing is Stewarding the Chilton Hundreds…”

            …or perhaps even the Chiltern Hundreds, tsk, you just can’t get the staff these days, eh Guido!

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      • 40
        Selohesra says:

        Also “rented it back off of them” – what sort of grammar is that

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        • 91
          Anonymous says:

          The sort provided by 13 years of LieBour “education,education,education” innit?

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          • Anonymous says:

            some perverts are open.
            the muslim and paedos are in the news.
            they did not get fine education.

            more whitees abuse than any other colour.

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        • 121
          Anonymous says:

          Just to add to the pedantry; I believe that only one person can be appointed to the office of the Chiltern Hundreds per year. There is already someone appointed for this year. There are other offices that cannot be held by MPs but I do not know how may. It may only be about 3.

          That aside, I do not see what else this guy is supposed to do with regards his living arrangements. He had an interest only mortgage. If he were not an MP I assume he would not need the house and would not need to spend the money to live there. However he is, and he does. Expenses were stopped for this method of funding accommodation so he made alternative arrangements.

          I must say though I am much more concerned about him doing business with a company he is investigating.

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          • Anonymous says:

            By not moving house he saved taxpayers cost of moving.

            Issue is, conflict of interest.

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          • James says:

            Wrong. On December 17th, 1985, there were eight in one day.

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          • Socialism = Starvation says:

            The two offices of (notional) profit under the Crown are the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds and Lord of the Manor of Northstead. The Chancellor appoints a departing MP to the offices alternately, and each appointment to the particlar office follows in succession from the previous holder of it, but AFAIAA, there is no limit to the number of post holders who can be appointed or duration in office.

            Shame Cleggy hasn’t taken one of the jobs.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I stand corrected. I looked it up:- In 1985 Unionists protesting at the Anglo Irish agreement had to apply and hold the positions at different times during the day. You learn something every day!

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          • The savant8.5 says:

            How about appointing himself to work virtually pro bono at toynbee hall as john profumo did after the keeler affair ??

            And i m not talking tuscan champagne toynbee

            I. M talking the real toynbee Hall a refuge for the destitute off the commercial road in unappealing east london

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    • 19
      Mission impossible. says:

      Think you will find that discovering just one MP who is not on the make would require more resources and brain power than is available at Guido HQ.

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      • 90
        Walter says:

        Producing a single post free of grammatical howlers would require more resources and brain power than are available at Guido HQ.

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    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      What ever said, he was open he didn’t try to hid his landlord. From what he did it seems he didn’t brake the rules. As long as the property was sold for market price and rented back at market price, its fine. But he has to clear issue redarding conflict of interest.

      Issue is about the 51 MPs who doesn’t want to identify their landlords. Most might have valid reasons but the issues are property could be owned within the MPs family, they could own it using offshore companies, etc.

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      • 114
        Fishy says:

        I don’t agree with anonymouse..EVER.

        But, strangely, this morning I can’t disagree. Dorrell doesn’t seem to have done anything wrong in my view. There are far worse cases.

        – If we accept that MPs are entitled to some form of allowance for working away from home – then Dorrell is allowed compensation.

        – He is a Leics MP, not a Greater London one, within commuting distance from the HoC, so he is not, like some, abusing the travel rules

        – Up to the change in rules, he was ‘purchasing’ a property with an interest only mortgage and getting an allowance for it. He’s not allowed to clim for that any more, the only way he can fund his overnight accomodation in the capital was therefore to rent or stay in a hotel.

        – Some have broken the spirit of the rules by hanging on to their mortgaged property and renting it out, receiving an income, but then renting another property and charging it to the taxpayer. That seems an abuse, particularly if the mortgaged property is being let to another MP. The tax payer ends up buying a second home for an MP. Dorrell hasn’t done that.

        – I thought the consesus view was ‘TOUGH’ MPs should be made to sell there property and not rent them out. That’s just what Dorrell has done. As long as he has sold it for the maket rate in an arms length transaction and is paying the market rate to rent it back there’s nothing wrong with that, morally or otherwise.

        MP’s have found themselves to be a troughing lot of bastards, but in this case Dorrell, finding that the rules had changed was damned whatever action he took – to keep the property and rent, or to sell the property and rent. OK he might have made money on the sale, but that’s the housing market. Some will be in negative equity and lose, some will win.

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        • 124
          Soho Pimp says:

          A 56 year old politician who has sex with a 16 year old girl (or boy) is operating “within the rules”. It is not however acceptable behviour.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “Acceptable behaviour” is different to each person but rules and laws are the same for everyone.

            Issue is even the rules might have been broken by other MPs while you all are concentrating on someone who might have broken acceptable behaviour.

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        • 159
          The savant8.5 says:

          Hey. Finuke !!

          Ow aboutah ee sell the property and then sod off and rent from someone elses altogether !!??

          Or is datahh too simple ?? Salop!!!

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      • 118
        The Cod Catcher says:

        Break, it’s, regarding, don’t.

        How come in Britain where education is free, it is mainly wasted?

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      • 162
        resident says:

        brake v break, God don’t we miss the Grammar schools. The likes of Cameron want them expunged forever to limit the knowledge to those with lots of money.

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  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Will these troughing piggies ever change?

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    • 8
      Mr Bercow says:

      No.

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    • 89
      Anonymous says:

      Cameron and Osborne had stopped claiming for the second houses but they are living in houses that cost tax payers much more than £20,000 a year. They are also rent their London properties out. I think they should contrite some money back for the use of these houses.

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      • 111
        Daily Mirror letters page has arrived. says:

        Soldiers sleep in barracks. Some rent out their own houses . They should put the money back

        Firemen sleep in fire stations. They should pay rent!

        People who work in a building are getting free heat and light. Make them pay for it!

        Mr Angry twat
        Middleborough

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        • 126
          Anonymous says:

          But they don’t end up being give properties to live which are worth 10s of millions in the market. These aren’t basic accommodation. They should give back what rent they receive by renting out their properties.

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          • Anonymous says:

            give back,
            give back,
            give back.

            we have been robbed.
            more like we have been had.
            you don’t know the half of it,

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        • 131
          The Facts says:

          soldiers have to pay for food and accomodation when they are in Barracks..

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        • 160
          The savant8.5 says:

          And the hordes on every conceivable type of benefit are getting. Their money for free .
          Get them to pay it all. Back . Immediately.

          How about that for flawless. Logicality …

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  3. 3
    Porridge says:

    You are wrong Guido.He should be sewing mailbags at an HMP.

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    • 48
      I used to vote but now what's the point? says:

      He should be swinging from a lamppost.

      Thanks to politicians past and present, this country’s in a parlous state and MPs should be working night and day to sort out the mess they’ve created. Instead, they’re appearing on game shows, or concentrating their efforts on ripping us off – whilst the UK slides into an abyss. MPs – all of them – are the scum of the earth.

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      • 62
        Superman says:

        No Journalists are. They taught the politicians.

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      • 65
        Puppet Dave, Cringeworthy Ed and Nick Nomates says:

        NEWSFLASH: JUST IN:

        Vote for the same parties and you will always get the same results.

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        • 128
          Anonymous says:

          atleast now we can see it,

          but the country felt it, and it has been ignoring ‘em at the poling booth for ages.

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      • 67
        Anarchists In Blazers says:

        This why vote attitude leaves the field open for our political elite to do exactly what they please. Join the party which most reflects your views and make sure that they are selecting good candidates or stand yourself. Get a backbone.

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  4. 5
    Stymaster says:

    Oink OInk

    ^ . . ^

    ( oo )

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  5. 6
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    They have absolutely no repsect for the taxpayer – thats why they take every opportunity to fill their boots with our money.

    He has to go. Today.

    If Cameron does not sack him we will have to assume he approves.

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  6. 7
    Stymaster says:

    hoc

    ^ . . ^ ^ . . ^ ^ . . ^ ^ . . ^ ^ . . ^

    ( oo ) ( oo ) ( oo ) ( oo ) ( oo )

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  7. 10
    Put simply, Dorrell is says:

    just a fucking c-unt.

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  8. 11
    MILF Watch says:

    Am I alone in finding culture secretary Maria Miller rather MILFy?

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  9. 17
    Old Etonian Bishop says:

    There seems to be generalised criminality in the Parliament now

    Like in the City of London

    It is all quite bibilical really

    “You cannot worship God and Mammon”

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    • 78
      Bow Belles says:

      Since we are on to the piggies, on this site that should transpose to Mod and Gammon.

      Anyone got a spare pizza?

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    • 150
      Anonymous says:

      god kicks in as soon as we start the journey to integrity.

      it needs internal grit.
      this thing called int……e…..grit……..y.

      be the god you want, show some grit,
      the winter of our ice age commeth,
      grit and survive,
      grit and thrive.

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      • 153
        restore the monasteries says:

        Good herbs grow in monastic gardens,Have you had some?

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        • 164
          Anonymous says:

          monastries are for those who want to escape life.

          how do you know monsatries?

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          • restore the monasteries says:

            Bought some lavender from Caldy Island once.But,if you took religion out of it,they would serve society as a short retreat for the area they are in.Monasteries were self contained worlds,providing employment.They had farms,water mills,ponds,woods and forests,as well as bee hives and orchards,so,mead and cider a plenty,for those that want it.It was an act of vandalism to dissolve and destroy them.

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  10. 18
    Ed the Leader says:

    I demand an enquiry into this. Its not very One Nation.

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  11. 21
    bergen says:

    This one seems just about as bad as it can get.

    We obviously have the best MPs money can buy.

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  12. 24
    Margaret Moran says:

    Stephen: just get a shrink to tell the court you’re crazy. Worked for me! Only downside is that I have to wear a banana on my head everytime I leave the house. It’s a pain in the arse to keep up the pretence all the time.

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    • 37
      wdc2301 says:

      Methinks it would be more of a pain if the banana was stuck up your rear end.

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      • 53
        Margaret Moran says:

        Woop woop! I’m 2 o’clock!

        (Fuck, how much longer do I have to keep this up?)

        I’m rasberry books!

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        • 115
          Vincent "The Chin" Gigante says:

          I kept it up until they offered me a plea deal for a reduced consecutive term to a bit I was already serving. I was in poor health anyway and not likely to survive what effectively became a life sentence when they piled on the extra few years. But they wanted their goddamned pound of flesh, and on the off-chance I could actually survive until my release date, I said, what the hell, nobody’s convinced anymore that Cousin Vinny’s got Alzheimer’s, so give ‘em what they want, and maybe they’ll get off my back. That’s when I finally laid off the act for good.

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    • 143
      Anonymous says:

      the wimmin who achieve carry bannana on their head.
      de.port,,ment,

      it is good for the posture.
      doctors orders.

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  13. 25
    Dr Ee-i-Ee-i-On says:

    A recent report shows that Tory MPs have taken over houses from hardworkingfamilies and forced those labour supporters into the street, laughing at them and throwing stones.

    When kindly, good, labour MPs in working men’s breeches and flat caps petitioned the landowners, the top hatted toffs fired blunderbusses at them, to be sure, to be sure, ok so,begorah.

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    • 84
      Bow Belles says:

      So you did watch the opening of the Limpix then!

      PS: Blundderbusses will be replacing the now extinct bendybusses with effect from Friday according to Mojo..

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  14. 26
    Gonk III says:

    It’s not an honour or duty and service anymore. It’s entitlement and money.
    They’re not just piggies. They’re hollow frauds.

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  15. 28
    A Parliamentary Pedant says:

    I think you will find that the next MP who wants to have more time with the family will be applying to be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead. Dennis McShane is currently occupying the office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham. I wonder how is doing for expenses in this very difficult job?

    I do promise to try to get out more.

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  16. 31
    wdc2301 says:

    Its nice to see that the House of Thieves allows cross party cheating.

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    • 145
      Anonymous says:

      house of thieves….good.
      allows cross pay robberies…..yes, cheating is what kids do.

      the thought of feral teenagers come to mind.
      but then they are in the HOUSE.
      our own HOUSE.

      where do we run to.
      nowehere to go.
      it is the same everywhere.

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  17. 32
    50 Calibre says:

    It would be very newsworthy if an MP was found NOT to be screwing the taxpayer and their expenses system for personal gain, but don’t hold your breath…

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  18. 33
    JH3 says:

    See this, lefty lickspittles?

    A right wing blog, going after a Tory because they have done wrong.

    Quite a difference from breathless, unconditional, tribal arselicking, no?

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    • 41
      A Tory MP who does not cheat the taxpayer says:

      +1

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    • 44
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      Is this blog right wing?

      Why was I never warned about its right wing stance? Where are the fascist alert stickers?

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      • 80
        Anarchists In Blazers says:

        Fascist = National SOCIALIST. See.

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      • 142
        JH3 says:

        It does seem to be the case that lefties actually expect people to regard the left wing as the ‘centre’ of politics, and anything right of centre as automatically eeevil.

        Right and left is useless as a measure anyway. The measure of someones politics is:

        1. How authoritarian they are, ie ‘is ever more government wonderful’
        2. What sense of entitlement they have to the fruit of other people’s labour magically appearing in their hands.

        There is a very strong correlation between the two.

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        • 167
          Anonymous says:

          when a pound in the bank becomes 7 pound in circulation, there is a fundamental dishonesty.

          this is not a left right issue.
          it is a ponzi scheme.

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  19. 36
    Centre Parting says:

    How many MPs (Labour) are in council housing or accommodation subsidised by a Trade Union or the Coop?

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  20. 38
    David Laws says:

    Will someone please explain to me what exactly the sweet boy has done wrong?

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  21. 42
    Rt Hon Steven Dorrell says:

    I will not be applying for the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds

    I will be applying for the Stewardship of Chipping Norton

    That will give me the right to retire with a partnership in a private equity company which will then asset strip what is left of the private care sector
    so as to leave the old and vulnerable to pick up the debt…

    That is what the Chipping Norton set believes in…

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  22. 46
    The times they are a changing says:

    Change what change, just more expense, don’t worry Dave, 2015 is not too far away, even with an army of PR zombies, you will be an equal first with Gordy the nutter.

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    • 64
      The Director of the Greater Petertborough Partnership says:

      What is wrong with having an army of PR zombies??

      I’ve based my whole career upon building exactly that sort of organisation!!!

      Mwuhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

      *goes back to stroking white cat and being generally nasty*

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    • 68
      The Director of the Greater Pertborough Partnership says:

      I’ve only assembled a nice collection of tits!

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  23. 47
    Jack says:

    The saying shuld be I have a pig like a MP only it don’t stink so bad. And only shits in its own yard.

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  24. 49
    lies, damn lies and statistics says:

    Next year’s pensions are decided on the inflation level in September.

    September’s inflation falls against the trend only to be corrected by a sharp rise in October.

    Why is no one questioning this?

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    • 58

      Probably because it worked the other way in 2010 and 2011 and George is grateful to avoid another 5.5% increase.

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    • 102
      Anonymous says:

      Creative accounting?

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      • 108
        Deloittes accountants says:

        Creative acccounting

        Never heard of it…

        Is it something autonomous, like out of our control?

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    • 163
      Marion the cat says:

      Plus the FACT that both food and energy are going up faster than the average rate of increase. Means those that spend mainly on food and energy i.e. pensioners and the unemployed are being done down. Please don’t think that Gideon is too thick to work this one out.

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  25. 50
    Patricia Hewitt says:

    I was Health Secretary also

    I was a taxi for hire

    I work for chemists and other companies which had nothing to do with my Ministerial functions..

    Dorrell is letting the side down..

    A little Labour honesty is needed

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  26. 51
    Taxfodder says:

    Proof today if any were needed is how the likes of David Cameron and chums are quite happy to tolerate dishonourable activities in close political circles providing they are loyal to the party, (note..not the country).

    Cameron a serial promise breaker and cexpenses cheat himself, is clearly of dubious moral character and basically too weak, out of touch and politically gutless to be anything else.

    The labour lot are worse if anything….Tom Watson a prime example.

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  27. 54
    wdc2301 says:

    I notice that in my local library all books that talked about “Revolution” have been removed from the shelves. Does the librarian know something we don’t ?

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  28. 60
    Silvio B says:

    Mamma mia, if i was a cheating my peoples such as the Torio’s I would have been lockered up many many times ago.

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    • 104
      Tony Blair, Silvio's house guest says:

      Do keep quiet Silvio, old chap

      I introduced Italian methods into the UK Parliament

      To keep the buggers from disturbing my Ponzi scheme, illegal wars and my multiple conflicts of interests..

      From which I am now becoming filthy rich

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      • 166
        Anonymous says:

        get rich quick.
        that was bliar’s project.
        it was his interest not ours.
        mutually exclusive our world and the world of the ruling class.

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  29. 63
    Spendthrift Dave says:

    Never mind this nonsense.

    Gideon and I have INCREASED the October Deficit from last year’s.

    Aren’t we just utter failures?

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  30. 66
    ah! monika says:

    What’s all this fuss about the Church not agreeing to John Bishop’s sex change?

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  31. 71
    Squeaker Bercow says:

    I will be speaking soon at an International Conference on what democracy is all about

    And how the Mother of Parliaments is a such a good model

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  32. 81
    Sally's up the alley's bit of stuff says:

    Dorrell? Feed him to the Queen’s corgis.

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  33. 85
    anon. says:

    When is Owen Jones not on the BBC? Should be classed as an employee?

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  34. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Mr Prime Minsiter

    If those who make our laws choose act in such a manner, what signals do you think that sends down the food chain? Leading by example at its best!!

    And yet you hound the disabled, those who can’t find work, etc. Absolutely disgraceful.

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    • 99
      Forensic accountant says:

      To be fair

      The private equity ripping off of the old and vulnerable started under Labour

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      • 105
        Anonymous says:

        I really must remember to sign in, anyhow, Forensic Accountamt did Cameron not promise a new big society where we helped each other not ourselves?
        Stewart Edwards

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    • 103
      One-term Dave, leading the Tories to their grave, says:

      Look, if disabled people are finding it a tad tricky to make ends meet, why don’t they lay off a few servants? And if they want to raise a little extra cash, why don’t they put a wind turbine on some far corner of their country estate? My superrich daddy in law does that and he gets £1000 per day tax free! Spiffing!

      See! Stop being silly moaning minnies!

      Toodle pip!

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  35. 95
    The Co-on says:

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  36. 100
    Stymaster says:

    Coming from homes where money has a similar status a water from the tap, Cameron & Osbourne …. can’t be bothered …

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  37. 101
    Bored of this says:

    “If he was claiming welfare benefits instead of MPs’ benefits he could be prosecuted for fraudulently ‘contriving a tenancy'”

    This is complete crap Guido. There’s nothing fraudulent about what Dorrell has done.

    Dorrell’s actions are a sensible reaction to the illogicality of the rules. Mortgage interest can no longer be claimed, but rent can. Ergo, it makes sense to rent rather than have a mortgage.

    The original expenses scandals were real scandals, but this latest stuff is pathetic.

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  38. 110
    Tonish says:

    I sympathise with the MP’s here. Originally they were allowed to claim for mortgage interest, so they all bought houses. Then they were told this would be disallowed and only rent would be covered. What were they supposed to do?

    They can’t afford the mortgage without subsidy, so they have to sell up, or keep the property and find a tenant to cover the cost.

    What did people expect would happen in these circumstances? Obvious solution is to rent your house to a fellow MP who is in the same position as you. I struggle to see the problem, it was brought on by an over zealous approach to sorting the expenses problem. They should have been given a standard allowance which could be used for rent or mortgage payments.

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    Stymaster says:

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    Stephen Dorrell is a says:

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  41. 140
    Just askin' says:

    Guido, is that Paul Mason piece you use on quote of the day based on an incident outside a night club involving Andrew Marr by any chance ?

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  42. 144
    Garudian subb-editter says:

    Chilton?

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  43. 146
    Detest political muggers says:

    All these political troughers are milking (bleeding) the country dry with their claims for expenses yet they are the first to moan and point fingers at people who have fiddled the DWP. Even now whilst many genuine sick and disabled are losing all their benefits due to ATOS and their DWP henchmen and are being left high and dry with no hope, all these politicians gloat about is how much money they are saving the country. If this is true, this berk’s claim would pay the benefits of seven to ten genuine sick people benefits for a year, every year.
    Politicians then wonder why we the electorate despise them so much and why we are so disenchanted with their mugging of the sick, old and disabled.

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    • 149
      T*W*A*T (Total war against troughers) says:

      +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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  44. 148
    T*W*A*T (Total war against troughers) says:

    If Kweku Adoboli goes down for banking fraud why should these troughing MPs and especially Ministers not be sent down or be excluded from public life at least? They already have set a precedent by repaying fraudulent gains as a means of righting their corruption and avoiding punishment. So why shouldn’t this logic apply to ‘Burglar Bill’ and his mates? I have to congratulate Dodgy Dave on his firm leadership on this and other matters!

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  45. 156
    Westminster Gossip says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

    I love the image of putting a pigs snout on all these xxxxxxx. They are scrounging from the public purse with their noses firmly deep in the trough! It shows them up for what they really are, hypocrites!!!

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  46. 161
    keredybretsa says:

    Great innit anuvver Rent Rat caught at it.

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