December 11th, 2012

£90,000 Question For Maria Miller
Suspicious Timing and Suspicious Arrangement

A busy day for Maria Miller today, and not least because this morning’s Telegraph reports that the Culture Secretary has claimed £90,000 in expenses for the mortgage payments and other costs of a second home lived in by her parents. IPSA rules require second homes to be used exclusively by MPs.

Claiming for a property lived in by an MP’s parents is “specifically prohibited”. 

Guido can reveal that Miller has two properties in her name: a cottage in her Basingstoke constituency, and the property pictured above in Wimbledon.

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The Wimbledon property was purchased by Miller and her husband in 1996 for £234,000, and will be worth at least three times that now. Although expenses rules clearly state that second homes must be lived in exclusively by MPs, Miller’s parents lived in the property while she spent most of her time in Basingstoke main home between 2005 and 2011. She stopped claiming in 2009, days before the expenses scandal broke.

The Telegraph story coming out on this day of all days is surely nothing more than coincidence…


88 Comments

  1. 1
    Silent Bob says:

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    • 10
      Arthur Foxache says:

      Only 12hrs 49 minites too go till the 12/12/12 you red it hear first..

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      • 32
        Beast says:

        Australia goes first

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        • 59
          Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

          No, New Zealand does. I think a few small Pacific islands are also ahead of Oz.

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          • Pacific wanderer says:

            The actual dateline runs through Taveuni, a small island just north of Fiji. There is a board with a line down the middle, with “Yesterday” on one side and “Today” on the other.
            Just so’s you know.

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      • 44
        Anonymous says:

        How is Tony McNaulty these days? He did similar thing lost his minister job, got off lightly but lost his seat even though Labour ended up winning the council. In other words Harrow East was lost by Labour just because of Tony McNaulty.

        Even at that time some principals were still there at least he resigned or forced to resign even that has gone under Cameron conservatives.

        Socially I am a conservative or a person who is being thought as a bigot by current conservative leadership.

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        • 46
          A nonny mouse says:

          No, you are a Labour troll ..

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          • Anonymous says:

            That is what the idiots think when ever I point out the mess this government makes.

            In the last election I was going to vote for Cameron Conservatives then realised I cannot trust Cameron. I didn’t even trust his cast-iron guarantee on EU.

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          • Undecided voter says:

            In that case could you please inform us who this mythical politician was that you decided could trust in the end ? Thanks

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    • 87
      King Edward says:

      this couldn’t happen to a nicer person – retribution for her dastardly deeds as minister for the disabled – what a fucking shit bag

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  2. 2
    more gauge says:

    Maybe she employs her Mum and Dad as resident cleaners, cooks, etc?.
    Beats claiming a brother or sister’s back room is her main place of residence

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    • 51
      Scally says:

      Lets have half the MPs, say 350 tops. Give them a salary (PAYE & NI like the rest of us) of 150K and NOTHING more. If they don’t like it, they can get a ‘kin job.
      Oh, and 5 weeks holiday while we’re at it.
      Bet they’d still be falling over themselves trying to get elected.

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      • 73
        Pacific wanderer says:

        We need an odd number otherwise we’ll have a permanently hung parliament. Remove the vote of the newly created post of Chair{man}{woman}{person}{yuk}.

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      • 86
        Infanta of Castile says:

        and pension accrual at 1/80th of their average salary for each year as an MP, for which they must pay 14.5% of salary as superannuation contributions. Oh, and the pension to only be payable when they reach 68.

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  3. 3
    Bloody christmas party hangover says:

    Keep the noise down Bob.

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  4. 4
    The public says:

    Its the culture of greed

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  5. 5
    Lookey-Likey says:

    Looking at photos there is more than a whiff of the Margaret Moran about her…..

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  6. 6
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    One more compelling reason for no press legislation,the only winners would be the political class who instititionally corrupt.

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  7. 7
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    insert are

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  8. 8
    Kebab Time says:

    The Minster in charge of same sex marriage has this written about her today….

    IF YOU DONT AGREE WITH SAME SEX MARRIAGE THEN DONT MARRY SOMEONE OF THE SAME SEX!

    GET OVER IT

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    • 11
      Plato says:

      So, people are now allowed to do anything they want, as long as they don’t insist on other people doing it?

      I’m not sure that’s a good idea…

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      • 42
        domino316 says:

        “well I don’t agree with driving at 70mph so I didn’t”

        “I don’t agree with paying Capital Gains Tax on the sale of my home, so I didn’t pay it”

        “well we at Google, Amazon and Starbucks don’t agree with paying large amounts of tax to pay for the upkeep of terrorists and benefit scroungers, and crooked MP’s so we didn’t”

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    • 43
      Beast says:

      Try marrying a bumchum in my church, The African Brothers and Sisters would drag you outside and burn you!
      Me? I djust watch and warm my hands over the blaze

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    • 53
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Think of the fuss when civil partnerships were introduced, and now, they are accepted as “normal”.

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    • 85
      The Dirty Rat says:

      If God had intended men to take a portion he would have situated their arse at the front.

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  9. 9
    Dianne Abbot says:

    Oink, oink – the troughing pig-faced c’unt!

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  10. 12
    CCHQ says:

    Guido”Kebab” Fawkes tells DCMS Committee he has no objection in principle to statutory underpinning of new press regulatory body

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  11. 13
    Tony Blair says:

    You’ll never see my expenses!! Tee-hee! Thank god for shredders!

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    • 66
      Got a new crayon says:

      I know where I work the accounts dept keeps a record of my expenses so it doesn’t matter if I loose my records I can ask for a copy of theirs, not so in govt?

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  12. 15
    Hank the Cat says:

    This type of reporting of MP’s thieving is why so many members of the HoC want to control the press and internet. If they have thier way they would slap a D notice or what ever they dream up to gag the MSM and Internet

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  13. 17
    Nepotism is rife says:

    There are only 147 MPs who employ members of their family at taxpayers expense FFS

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/121203/121203.pdf

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  14. 18
    In all fairness says:

    How are you supposed to get by on 65 grand – a year mind not a week. You need some nice little earners on the side to keep the wolf from the door and not all of us ahve enough land to make enough money out of wind milly things.

    What’s a girl to do but maximise the old expenses.

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    • 26
      Hank the Cat says:

      Tim Yeo cna give you advice on that

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    • 55
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      I get by very nicely on about 24 thou a year and all I have to do is sit on my ass all day long. Not this afternoon though – I have to stroll along the road for a chiropodist’s appointment. Oh dear, isn’t life a bitch.

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  15. 19
    Ben Fellowes says:

    You call that news?

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  16. 20
    Steve Miliband says:

    Good news for UKIP supporters! Move to Scotland vote Yes for independence and hey presto you’re out of Europe!

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  17. 22
    Dave is Replicant Blair says:

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  18. 23
    Hank the Cat says:

    Just to change the thread I find Keir Starmer to be a usless phuckwit. Will I now be banged up for “insulting behaviour”

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  19. 24
    They are all at it says:

    And what happened to this investigation Guido?

    Another cover up?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/9577876/Keith-Vaz-Secret-police-probe-into-Labour-MPs-500000.html

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    • 30
      Pretorian Fireguard says:

      I suspect the problem like the huhne / miller / hughes / well the list just goes on cases, is that IF every thieving lying back stabbing fucking politician was probed properly, well that would just be the end of civilisation as we know it.

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    • 34
      Hank the Cat says:

      It is in the public intrest that Vazoline is not seen to be a thieving troughing Bastard

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      • 77
        Kinky boots says:

        Careful here – he may be so distraught by these revelations that he will be tempted to rush off and suicide himself.

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  20. 25
    You say everything twice says:

    You say everthing twice.

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  21. 27
    The Libor party says:

    ‘The UK population stands at 63.1m people, an increase of 4 million in the past decade.

    Our work must continue, unrestrained !!

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    • 33
      Waiting patiently for a Caliphate in the UK says:

      +1

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      • 58
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

        Don’t worry. In 1951 there 50 million whites in this country. In 2001 there were approx 54 million. There will be even more when they break down the 2011 results what with all these Eastern Europeans. Come to Merseyside and you will see the whites are still very much alive and kicking.

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  22. 29
    Don't mod fill in the blanks says:

    Don’t mod fill in the blanks.

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  23. 35
    Plato says:

    Miller registers directorships at this second home:

    http://company-director-check.co.uk/director/908500394

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  24. 37
    Another Labour tax avoider says:

    Geoffrey Robinsons Labou’ MP’s interests

    “Close members of my family (all over 18 years old) have an interest in the Robinson Family No. 2 Trust (administered in Guernsey).

    and the Maxwell connection

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-151966/Labour-MP-drink-arrest.html

    New Labour is alive and well…

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  25. 38
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

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  26. 39
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    10 reasons why Michael Gove should be sacked http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/2012/12/10-reasons-why-michael-gove-should-have.html

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  27. 40
    Anonymous says:

    so WTF are ipsa doing to jusify their exaggerated costs?

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  28. 45
    e e e e e d bbbbballs says:

    I have nnnnnnocccccommmmment

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  29. 47
    Bogeyman says:

    Guardianistas wetting themselves this morning at the results of the latest Census.

    - Muslim population up from 1.55 million to 2.7 million in the last decade.

    - Christians down 13% to 59%

    - White British now a minority in London (45%)

    Their work is nearly complete.

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    • 65
      Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

      If I were a lefty ‘liberal’, I wouldn’t get too excited. Islamo-fascists have no time for decadent middle class handwrimgers. Once trhese useful idiiots have served their purpose, they’ll be slaughtered like the rest of us whites by the Islamo-fascists.

      How long before we see major civil unrest on the streets of England? When I say ‘major’, I mean stuff that will make last year’s riots look like a brawl outside a pub at kicking-out time.

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  30. 49
    Inshallah says:

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  31. 72
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    When Miller made her statement on gay marriage she was on the front bench with that other Trougher Grant who is the Equalities minister although some are more equal than others

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  32. 88
    Living in 98 percent black London says says:

    Roast the Pig.

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