February 15th, 2013

IPSA V Nadine
Sub-letting Allegation and a Double Petrol Claim

IPSA have begun naming MPs that are under investigation finally, and much to delight of Twitter, the first person in the frame is Nadine:

“The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has reason to believe that Ms Nadine Dorries MP may have been paid an amount under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses that should not have been allowed.  An investigation will be conducted into claims submitted under the following areas of the Third and Fourth Editions of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses: Accommodation Expenditure; Travel and Subsistence.”

Guido understands that the allegations centre around an allegation of subletting due to a jump in electricity bills, Nadine says that is because her daughter was staying as is her right. Another travel claim for petrol has also been submitted twice.  Nadine tells Guido she’s innocent and will fight it all the way.


  1. 1
    I rest my case m'lud says:


  2. 2
    Margaret Moran says:

    Hang them high.

  3. 3
    Lily Savage MP says:

    These allegations are 70% fiction

  4. 4
    Dennis McShane says:

    I just can’t believe that anyone would stoop so low as to fiddle parliamentary expenses.

  5. 5
    Margaret Moran says:

    Tell ‘em you’re crackers Nad – it works a treat.

  6. 6
    Eric Pickles ate my Horse says:

    Hang her!

  7. 7
    Mr Bag-Carrier says:

    The whole fucking point of IPSA was so that this shit was impossible… why are we paying them all this money when they’re not doing these sorts of checks before paying out!

    Saying that – there are a fair few MPs I know who are dodging the new system!

  8. 8
    Joss Taskin says:

    Sub-letting ? Nads owns a submarine ?

  9. 9
    David Laws MP Gayer and Thief says:

    Go Nad!

  10. 10
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    They should be investigating tubby watson for his wheelbarrow loads of takeaways and oily vaz for his backhanders.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    It seems you treat your friends a lot more leniently than you treat other MPs. Not sure you’d leave it at “she says she’s innocent” for anyone else. Guess this is a test of how truly you are against troughers (I note the absence of your troughers logo that normally accompanies such stories) or whether you are fine for your friends to snuffle away taxpayer’s hard earned.

  12. 12
    David Laws MP Gayer and Thief says:

    You don’t say! How jolly awful…

  13. 13
    Captain Dogseye says:

    Take a week off Nads !

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    She’s not the sharpest tool in the box, so I’d be surprised if they don’t have her bang to rights. She’ll then claim it was an innocent oversight and all the rest of them are at it – which they probably are.

    Perfect excuse for Dave to deselect her and parachute in another from his A list squadron. Maybe the Mensch has tired of NY …

  15. 15
    Moussa Koussa Mark 6 says:


    Dont forget Priti Fu*ck Wit Patel MP. very dubious car hire expenses.

    and Pleb Boy, always seen on his bike, but Id check out his local MP work expenses…taxi’s by the truck load .

  16. 16
  17. 17
    Liarpoliticians says:

    Wonder how Nadine’s campaign is going?

  18. 18
    Fact Hunt says:

    She may or may not be as bent as a 2 bob note but as long as IPSA let the likes of Vaz dodge the expenses bullet I’ve no confidence in them whatsoever.

    IPSA are part of the problem, not the solution.

  19. 19
    Chris Huhne says:


  20. 20
    Old geezer says:

    How can we get through the thick sculls of these thieving twats, the message that they are there to serve the country, not to line their own pockets.

  21. 21
    Can't say you were not warned ... says:

    Is this your Rebekah Brooks moment, Guido?

  22. 22
    Hodge Bodge says:

    Such a tiny, tiny, tiny claim…

  23. 23
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    This video is blocked on copyright grounds in your country.

  24. 24
    SP4BS says:

    “he daughter” ?

    By the power of grayskull !!!!!

    (this is about a typo if they fix it, and you don’t know what I’m on about)

  25. 25
    George Gideon Oliver Osbrowne, Das Boot Kapitan says:

    Submarine. Whoopee, Dive Dive Dive.

  26. 26
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    Iam a celebrity MP get me out of parliament

  27. 27
    SP4BS says:

    “electricity bills”

    Violins out lads.

  28. 28
    KVMP says:

    Amateur hour

  29. 29
    Iris says:

    or depressed

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Hope this is not a Cameron stitch up, like it happens in banana republics.

  31. 31
    Blue Eyes says:

    The housing thing is really easy to fix. Allow MPs to reclaim up to the Rent A Room relief amount.

    WTF should I pay for Nadine’s daughters fucking electricity?

  32. 32
    Paul Daniels.... Thats magic says:

    Or shag Huhnes ex missus

  33. 33
    Justice Sweeny says:

    Or shag Huhnes ex missus

  34. 34
    yeah, right... says:

    That’ll teach her to call us posh boys. Know your place, pleb.

  35. 35
    yeah, right... says:

    Roughly 650, perchance?

  36. 36
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    God I’ve just seen the video —–in the Midnight Cowboy hat !!

    Is her provenance not Liverpool — in other words a Scouse Blouse ?

    If so the elocution lessons seem to have paid off for passing her off as a mid Bedfordshire brogue .
    Speaks volumes though when even her agent has to attend TV voxpops in dark glasses ……

  37. 37
    SP4BS says:

    It doesn’t sound all that bad.

    But then, “Guido understands” source material seems to be “what the lovely Nadine told me”

  38. 38
    No Comment says:

  39. 39
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Take the whip to her.

  40. 40
    yeah, right... says:

    Well subjecting them to the same process of justice which would be dished out to you or I if we were caught stealing from our employer would be a good start.

  41. 41
    Ed Davey oh dear oh dear says:

    Is this the real definition of green energy? Getting someone else to pay?

  42. 42
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:


    If you’re that frustrtated go rent yourself out a “bluey “…

  43. 43
    just askin says:

    I’m rather interested in a couple of MPs who share ownership of a London apartment. They are allowed to claim mortgage payments any more, isnt that correct?

  44. 44
    Now let's be fair says:

    You mean that you would her want her to sit in the dark? Obviously, being related to an MP, she can’t pay her own costs.

  45. 45
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Certainly smells like it. Looking at a change in electricity usage with no proof of sub letting payments inward? Double submission of one claim? Do the authorities not check against previous claims before payment like the finance dept of my previous employer? This hardly seems in the category of moat cleaning or home flipping.

  46. 46
    Geedo says says:

    Well obviously not Nad so that means 649.

  47. 47
    Just when you thought it was safe says:

    Methinks there’s a hint of Welsh here.

  48. 48
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    The only submarine she’ll ever be able to afford is the Yellow one on the record by John Paul George and Ringo in 1967.

    And she probably got that free for extra mural services at the Cavern Club as was.

  49. 49
    Jury Service. The best little earner in town. says:

  50. 50
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Any news on :
    Guido vs Hodge the Dodge.
    If Ed Miliband is a millionaire.

    So much but still no answers. What ever happened to follow up journalism?

  51. 51
    A BBC Weather presenter says:

    This will amount to sweet FA. That fat twat Jackie Smith still owes a fortune for dodgy porn, Miserable Moran still owes us money. They ought to be locked up. Bastards.

  52. 52
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Brillo mentioned Margaret Hodge this lunchtime on the D.P. Seems Hodge is getting ever more powerful, heading this committee, and that committee.
    Maybe that’s why Guido won’t push it anymore over her dodgy dossier.

  53. 53
    Socialist sophistry says:

  54. 54
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Guido is adhering to a very simple principle (probably the only one he has ever followed); my enemy’s enemy is my friend.

  55. 55
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 6 says:


  56. 56
    Nelly the Elephant says:

    Guess what’s been found in Jumbo sausages?

  57. 57
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Labour have nothing at all to offer. Basically Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, together with rest of his labour goons are liars at the very least.

  58. 58
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Let me explain this as simply as possible. Guido will not target Margaret Hodge because as Islington Council Leader she oversaw the cover up of the Islington child abuse scandal and has the names of those involved……and guess who’s on the list (not Guido himself!.

  59. 59
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    A part from a 747?

  60. 60
    STuN says:

    P*aul Daniels?

  61. 61
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    I was watching Blackadder 3 last night and thinking that they would need a rescript today. No more cries from the Prince Regent of ‘time for some German sausage….’.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, but can you imagine if it was Dave who had done those things ? Nadine would make sure it was shouted from the roof tops ! people like Nadine Dorries can dish it out but they cant take it !

  63. 63
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Do tell.

  64. 64
    Fishy says:

    She sounds like a Scouser who doesn’t know the cost of petrol.

  65. 65
    Legal Eagle (marias brother?) says:

    The supermarkets, suppliers etc in the chain have been benefitting from the mis-labelling of horsemeat as beef + other similar offences. The supermarkets, even if they did not know about the horsemeat, have supplied food fraudulently and made profit thereon.

    Fining directors personally or putting them in jail is the only effective way this kind of thing will be stopped. Its just the same in the NHS, Banking etc. Fines etc just get passed on to the consumer, so ripping them off for a second time.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    The pleb comment is stupid. Nadine is a disloyal cow and deserves everything they throw at her !!

  67. 67
    Casual Observer says:

    Don’t mention the ‘W’ word… ** please God do not make it so… **

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Tip of the iceberg! she was in touble a few years ago for paying her” full time student “daughter £39,000 a year to work for her! i bet you wouldnt be so suspicious it was a man accused !

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    She is a con woman, she is whatever is needed at any particular time !

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Whatever you say Nadine !

  71. 71
    Jimmy says:

    She probably thinks if she steals enough she’ll get a government job like Laws.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    A scull is a small oar !

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    It’s only fair that they do all these things.

    After all, how do you expect them to manage on an MP’s(Most Privileged) salary?

    Most of them can’t, so that’s why they all have quite a few jobs, tv appearances and newspaper columns to write etc etc.

    That’s why they are MP’s you know, The Most Privileged in our society, and mostly in it for what they can get out of it, making the rules themselves, for themselves!

  74. 74
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    I would be less suspicious if she hadn’t made sworn enemies of the Bullingdon clique running the Tories.

  75. 75
    the PBT says:

    wasn’t Mae West as white as snow – but then she drifted?

  76. 76
    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    But not too much so she serves time in prison like David Chaytor and Eric Illsley.

  77. 77

    Nads has a transsexual daughter?

    When was this uncovered?

  78. 78
    yeah, right... says:

    Bang on Sir, she really is the epitome of disloyalty. Unlike Cameron and Osbourne who are steadfastly loyal to the true causes of Conservatism.


  79. 79
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    “Green” is a synonym for rent-seeking, so yes.

  80. 80
    Casual Observer says:

    In the case of the super markets: Did they themselves pay for beef or horse ?

    They perhaps should have exercised some better due diligence, but unless it can be shown that they directly colluded in the mislabeling the only price they have to pay is a loss on produce which should now be destroyed.

    A fine there is suitable under their vicarious liabilities. Moving ahead they should be insisting on responsible government testing, and stop purchasing from all European suppliers and those domestically who have been involved in this.

    Putting those in the supply chain responsible out of business is the only way this can be stopped. Proper enforcement of regulations and regular testing is the only prevention.

    That is where this issue differs slightly from Financial Services / NHS crimes which is why it is not right to collectivize and conflate.

  81. 81
    Captain Birdseye says:

    have you tried my nadsfingers ?

  82. 82
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Simple google searches will give you some interesting info (and I do not mean from sites like David Icke even if he was right about Savile). One interesting thing which has hit mainstream press is the link between Islington and Haut La Garenne in Jersey via Nicholas Rabett, an Islington employee who committed suicide after fleeing to Thailand and being accused of vast numbers of child offences. Perhaps even more interesting was the comment of Liz Davies, the original whistleblower, that their were numerous enquiries (including by the police) but never into the perpetrators. Now over to you…..

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Just heard that a supermarket has been selling steak and kidney pies with steak and kidney in them!

  84. 84

    So the jury will be sent home for the weekend?

    Here are a supply of █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █s to use.

    This is turning out to be another marathon.

  85. 85
    STuN says:

    When the free lights were turned on?

  86. 86
    we saw we went we flopped says:

    no the menschlette is a mode en NY anti fashionista blogging with very high heels in focus this week

  87. 87
    Riggsy Brown says:

    + 1. Perfectly stated.

  88. 88
    Looney Tune Monitoring Unit says:

    is it a full moon ?

  89. 89

    My hаrrying appears to have worked… :-)

  90. 90
    bbc fanclub says:

    we like your Scandalings series

  91. 91
    couldn't resist nellie says:

    nell newman ?

  92. 92
    Mike Hancock says:

    When I put my hand up her dress!!!

  93. 93
    lojolondon says:

    Investigating her for a grand???

    Remember when the Telegraph starting publishing, Crash Gordon repaid 15k without even being asked – how’s THAT for guilty?? And if yesterday’s article http://order-order.com/2013/02/14/come-fly-with-gordon/ is even half true, then surely he will have to explain why he has 6k of expenses without even visiting the office??
    Is IPSA is discriminating on thje grounds of party!!

  94. 94
    Riggsy Brown says:

    My understanding is that Nads was, herself, parachuted in. Allegedly through networking/opportunistic glad handing contacts made at Ampleforth. Although Ampleforth had no clue it was being used.

  95. 95
    pissed off voter says:

    Ipsa are a very large – and very expensive – part of the problem.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    And the other part of the problem is the group of rt.hon & hon members that select these so called “independent” invigilators.

  97. 97
    food fiasco says:

    I suggest its unlikely the big food retailers are complicit in defrauding the public but at the local shop level there is every probablity plenty of contaminated foodstuffs have been sold and sourced from the cheapest wholesalers.

    It is likely to be within the wholesale network that the conspiracy of knowing silence was maintained… the margins are always under pressure and shortcuts
    inevitable without scrutiny.

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    I thought Ampleforth was a lads only catholic boarding school where they separate the men from the boys with a crowbar.

    By gladhanding are you implying handjobs?

  99. 99
    oh wise one... says:

    oh what a jaundiced eye you cast

  100. 100
    confused.... says:

    pork pies that bark to keep you company ?

  101. 101
  102. 102
    considered course says:

    I have a duty to instruct the jury that they should not discuss this case with anyone nor read anything about our proceedings or watch any television broadcast therefore might I suggest you return home lock the doors and warn your privates its not their lucky weekend

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    and the other Hoon, and Mcnulty and Brown and Laws, Kirkbride and Mackay, …. list is endless

  104. 104
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Why did she need to say “working”. What else could she have been doing, fiddling expenses?

  105. 105
    Parasite says:

    I thought an MPs job was to represent their constituents not to ‘be loyal’ to some party apparatus

  106. 106
    Casual Observer says:

    The small local retailers purchase from cash’n’carry outlets. They have no idea beyond the brand and price.

    The big retailers purchase direct from the wholesale market, so could have been. But very unlikely. They know the damage to their brand not to mention fines etc. make it not worth the risk. They maybe could have checked a bit closer that has yet to be determined.

    It is within the wholesale and entry point to the supply chain that the problem has occurred. And that will be due to inadequate enforcement and checking by government agencies.

    The retailers cannot be expected to check imports. That is a government responsibility to check and control what comes across the border.

    Government is responsible for checking the entry point to the food chain, particularly the abattoirs and conditions on farms.

    The EU system, which is meant to distribute this responsibility coordinated through Brussels, has comprehensively failed, failed some time back and put all consumers at significant risk.

  107. 107
    food fiasco says:

    as I said in the 2nd para preceding your post

  108. 108
    JabbaTheCat says:

    In this country scull means one of these…

  109. 109
    McPoison says:


  110. 110
    Prime-Mentalist says:

    Nothing to do with me. I gave no instructions and had no idea. I do not condone what has been done.

  111. 111
    Henry II says:

    Piss off. That’s my excuse.

  112. 112
    Nemesis says:

    Leave her alone she’s lovely and worth every pound.

  113. 113
    Curly says:

    Or if you are Australian, a ‘joey’?

  114. 114
    Confused native speaker says:

    Pardon? Please re-write your last sentence using correct English.

  115. 115
    Confused native speaker says:

    She paints on walls? Who knew?

  116. 116
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … and Select Committee ‘chair’ positions – eg Vaz and Hodge. The whole place, when in full session with 100% attendance, needs to be hit by meteorite.

    Then we can start over and try to do it properly next time.

  117. 117
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    .. only to used in the scullery then by scullery maids?

  118. 118
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    and an alternative description for ‘cabbage-looking’ (like we all appear to be).

  119. 119
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    In case it passed you by, the verb used by BE was not ‘sit’.

  120. 120
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    The good (but maybe slightly dim) people of Eastleigh seem to be getting a rougher deal than the poor bloody infantry at the moment.

  121. 121
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Was Jackie using her sister’s electricity? That is what we need to know!

  122. 122
    Curly says:

    I bet the butcher in Tottenham High Street got lots of large tips….

  123. 123
    Curly says:

    .. which was “borrowed” by a certain ex-DG of the BBC.

  124. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Is this the very best they can do?

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Fantastic tits and that’s what’s important here

  126. 126
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Dead right about Ampleforth. Worth reading Rupert Everett’s very amusing autobiography.

  127. 127
    Taxfodder says:

    Ha Ha if this Nads expenses sting is the vindictive posh boys best shot it’s hardly a walk in the woods with a blunt penknife scenario…

    One can’t help feeling if either posh boys carted Nads off for a bit of woodland skulduggery one of them would invariably lose the penknife and the other find himself lost in the woods and have to ring home for mummy to come rescue before it got too dark…

    What a couple of plonkers…

  128. 128
    Mackem Exile says:

    Still no published accounts since 2009 for charity Wearside Women in Need. Bridget Phillipson MP (Labour) a former MP. Her mother still involved as well as burning books – 50 shades of Grey.

  129. 129
    Mackem Exile says:

    Sorry Phillipson a former ‘ employee’. Womens Refuge Manager – loads of experience – straight out of university. No McDonalds or Call Centres for her.

  130. 130
    Keen nose says:

    Much as I love this blog it sometimes seems obssessed with the trivial and local. You have no idea of the catastrophe that awaits the United States. Before dismissing this as paranoia, take a few moments to consider some facts. Numbers don’t lie.

    If you were to believe the dead tree press, the economy is slowly recovering and the financial crisis is behind us. We need a reality check: America’s trade deficit is approaching $16 TRILLION.

    When they hit this level sometime this year, their government will once again shift the goalpost to allow for the debt to increase. This movable ceiling is an oxymoron in that if you keep moving your limit on demand, why bother pretending you have a debt limit in the first place?

    According to a former US Comptroller General, the real financial burden is close to $70 TRILLION, due to obligations like Social Security, Medicare, Public Employee Pensions etc. His warnings have been ignored. The founding fathers understood the danger of putting currency in the hands of a few individuals in the form of a monopolistic central bank. How is the US going to finance it’s liabilities? You guessed it … more borrowing.

    This is essentially a Ponzi scheme, which needs an ever-expanding flow of investors. When the flow stops or slows down, the whole thing collapses, as all Ponzi schemes do. The notion that governments can keep growing debt without end is preposterous because it’s based on the assumption that someone is willing to lend money they know they’re not going to get back.

    No bailout or stimulus package is going to avoid the massive financial crisis coming our way. It will not be the end of the world, but expect massive unrest, protests, riots, etc. Supply disruption. Utility failures and infrastructure decay. Violent crime, specially in metropolitan areas. Eventually a long and painful readjustment period of living standards for most Americans and much misery elsewhere. But on a positive note the money system will change.

  131. 131
    I was never in the IRA either says:

    Yeah. We should all be loyal to our betters no matter what they say or do

    {doffs cap}

  132. 132
    Pedant says:

    Please define “correct”

  133. 133
    Jayne says:

    I discovered her Achilles heel – call her mutton, she hates it big time!

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