March 15th, 2013

Rent-Swap Victory: Expenses Piggy Linda Riordan Sells Up

Regular readers will remember how Guido has been on the case of shamed Labour rent-swapper Linda Riordan. In October last year it was revealed how this expenses piggy rented out her London flat to another MP and skimmed off an extra £1,000-a-month in profit from the taxpayer, charging a rent of £1,560 on a property where her mortgage costs her some £500-a-month. The other MP in question, Iain McKenzie, amusingly insisted he had never heard of Riordan. Nonetheless, Riordan admitted that she had been caught red-handed and promised to kick McKenzie out, sell up and pay back the profits.

In the last few weeks Riordan has finally flogged her London property, putting an end to the whole dodgy arrangement. Whether her constituents will forgive her in 2015 is another matter…


150 Comments

  1. 1
    The Tap says:

    First

  2. 2
    The Tap says:

    And second

  3. 3
    steve smith says:

    Another dishonest dodgy liebour a*sehole . Oh and first btw

  4. 4
    The Tap says:

    But wot about chemtrails?

  5. 5
    The Tap says:

    Fourth actually

  6. 6
    steve smith says:

    Bollocks bloody Android phone is so slow not first shit

  7. 7
    hmmm says:

    what’s happened to maria miller’s expenses investigation?????

  8. 8
    steve smith says:

    Nah nah neh nah nah

  9. 9
    Peter Grimes says:

    Of course they will forgive her.

    They can pin the red rosette on her fat, piggy arse and pretend she’s not the donkey they normally vote for. She is still one of them.

  10. 10
    aussie rules says:

    Another reason to reduce the nos of MPS by at least a third,there are still a number of MPS renting from former MPS including the member fpr Sinderland Central one Juilie Elliot who rents out a flat from that bastion of propriety and general do gooder Chris Mullin

  11. 11

    In the way that Iain McKenzie had never heard of Riordan, let us hope that neither we nor the HoC will ever hear of her again.

  12. 12
    mop says:

    just how many rooms does Ian Duncan Shit need given that he’s about to push the poor all into one room together as underoccupation of houses is suddenly criminal? … and Cameron, how many spare rooms does he have …. and Osborne???????? fucking tory scum

  13. 13
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    Well done Guido, Ithink there’s another half dozen yet though?

  14. 14
    steve smith says:

    Punchy Eric Joyce is hitting the headlines again. Tho the BBC radio 4 midnight news left it to last item ,other channels put him 1st 3 or 4 hmmmmmm

  15. 15

    English Labour Co-operative member for Halifax with a majority of 1472. Not so safe a seat, considering the area.

  16. 16
    My Tinfoil Hat is Chafing says:

    If you squint, they spell out “guacamole”, which, as Wikipedia confirms, is “an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico”. I think there’s a message there somewhere.

  17. 17
    Constituent feeling left out says:

    My MP has never troughed, fiddled expenses, home-flipped, smashed up a bar or been to prison. It’s a disgrace, I tell you.

  18. 18
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Wot about the latest on Thumper Joyce though?

    Not a peep all night.

    And did Brillo and Portillo say something on This Week about news breaking that the racist Lord Ahmed has been kicked out of the Labour Party?

    Come on Guido, get with the programming!

    P.S. Please delete these twats who think it’s an achievement to post ‘First’ etc., tedious onanists.

  19. 19
    Mad Jack the Jungle Quack says:

    Surely 650 of the thieving f_ckers?

  20. 20
    Vince says:

    I have no rent collection.

  21. 21
    Mad Jack the Jungle Quack says:

    Name the virtuous f_cker he/she must either be a saint or in a coma?

  22. 22
  23. 23
    Ed Magrittiband says:

    Ceci n’est pas une policy.

  24. 24
    End the coalition! says:

    A kitty fiddler.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    No wonder the booze sales are up in the HOC Eric Joyce as drank it all.

  26. 26
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    She has sold her property in london, but has she bought another property, and so start the whole process again?

  27. 27
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    I see Eric Joyce got a few rounds in again last night , most of them rolling around the floor with the police

  28. 28
    Eric Joyce says:

    Next round’s on you.

  29. 29
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Guacamole-thats what Mandleson has from the proletariats take-away

  30. 30
    The Old Fella says:

    “P.S. Please delete these twats who think it’s an achievement to post ‘First’ etc., tedious onanists.” Don’t be be a silly 8illy, Geedo won’t do that, it improves his stats, no. pages read etc there are others that post blanks

  31. 31
    East India Company Wallah says:

    IDS pays for his own house-thats the difference
    Should you travel with someone on holidays to europe this year how many spare rooms will you hire from the hotel-just because someone else picks up the bill it doesnt infer entitlement

  32. 32
    George Entwistle says:

    I have never heard of it. I am far too important to take note of every avocado-based sauce that comes my way.

  33. 33
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    Nice to see the archaeologists in London routing about in those 7 “skelingtons “who are thought to have died in the Black Death 700 years ago
    no masks no gloves not much precautions being taken at all
    Back in the 1980’s they removed part of a “Plague pit” in Salford which contained 22,000 bodies the area was cordoned off and men in space suits removed the bones to a secure unit where they were re boxed and reburied in Agecroft cemetery
    Wonder how the NHS would cope with a new outbreak of the Black Death ?

  34. 34
    A vile lying cheating bullying two-faced liar & sanctimonious git who put Prudence on the streets says:

    It Was The Right Thing Tae Dee!!

  35. 35
    Lynn Featherbrain says:

    She doesn’t look particularly halal to me.

  36. 36
    dead Ringer 4 a pig says:

    she doesn’t need a photoshop to look like a sow.

  37. 37
    Paniagua Solo says:

    She may have sold up, but has she paid the profits back?

    I seriously doubt it

  38. 38
    MOP (Educated) says:

    TIT

  39. 39
    Lynn Featherbrain says:

    He’s a regular pisshead, is our Eric.

    2 types of drunk: the maudlin and the aggressive, and Eric is the poster boy for #2 (and in the other sense too, you filthy-minded creep).

  40. 40
    brain waves says:

    Incinerate them, that’s what the NHS does. By the way new medical research reveals that you are dead much much later than when the Doc says you are dead.

  41. 41
    Lynn Featherbrain says:

    >Wonder how the NHS would cope with a new outbreak of the Black Death ?

    Do you really need to ask?

  42. 42
    Don't worry, be happy says:

    No doubt put you through to their 111 service and remain on hold until you puke your blood out and expire.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t he nearly strangle a policemen to death?

  44. 44
    The Old Fella says:

    How many Cons are doing exactly the same, it’s either liebore or LimpyDems, all politicians are from the same mould nowadays, I can not believe there are no Cons doing the same thing. What about Farage’s EU expenses and allowances, the government pay to the EU, we pay to our government by, logic we are paying Farage’s expenses.

  45. 45
    The NHS says:

    Mr Joyce, would you like a job as a nurse?

  46. 46
    Dunkin' Smith says:

    I object to the BBC using the Labour propaganda term “bedroom tax”. Then again that useless twat Camoron had the chance to dismantle the BBC after the Savile scandal. But he was too busy sorting out shirtlifter marriage.

  47. 47
    Popeye says:

    But did she pay back the profits?

  48. 48
    Huge Grant says:

    Never mind that, or the Mid Staffs deaths, or the war in ‘Stan – the press are putting nasty stories about my latest films in the papers. They must be stopped! But please come and see my crappy films!

  49. 49
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    256,000 short fall in school places by 2014 according to national audit office
    The population is breeding faster than at any time since the 1950’s

    “And Still They Come !”

  50. 50
    Dave trougher to the Max says:

    But that is nothing compared to Dave claiming the maximum allowed on his cotswolds mansion, while he lives in number 10, weekends at Chequers and rents out his house what has a subsidised windmill on the Chimley.

  51. 51
    The Old Fella says:

    It is acase of do what I say not what I do, do we really as a nation need as many grace and favour houses and Mansions as we have and how much do they cost to maintain for a few days of the year?

  52. 52
    The BBC grooming the Nation for good says:

    Of course her constituents will forgive her,
    nothing they like more than a corrupt, grasping Socialist,
    so much nicer than those nasty Tories.

  53. 53
    Ten Romanians says:

    If you have a spare room can we live there while we claim benefits,beg and thieve?

  54. 54
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    Yes , with up to 50 HoC people stood watching , and nobody tried to help

  55. 55
    Lord Grand Putten-ham says:

    I’m on my way duarling.

  56. 56
    Chris says:

    FFS, these people need to be arrested and charged with fraud.

    There should be a law requiring MPs to find a good deal for the taxpayer rather than bunging our money to each other.

    As for the voters, if the people of Kirkcaldy can vote for Gordon Brown despite his record of ruin and absence, then there’s every reason to imagine voters will stupidly back this greedy candidate.

  57. 57
    Mark Commode says:

    No point. Seen one,seen them all.

  58. 58
    Gay Gordon says:

    Absolewtly disgraceful!

  59. 59
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    And the most amusing thing is Camermong wants to impose minimum pricing on us while keeping subsidies on theirs

    “You only have to walk through any town center on a weekend to see violent drunks causing trouble with the police”

    Nah just walk down the corridor in the HoC

  60. 60
    Gawd Help Us says:

    Dave needs the BBC to help Labour win the next GE, he cant do it all on his own y’know.

  61. 61
    Gyppos R us says:

    There will be another few hundred thousand in January 2014.

  62. 62
    Floating Voter says:

    And we subsidise his booze. Minimum price policy for everyone else but not the troughers.

  63. 63
    Barry Normal says:

    Is it the film where you play the hapless toff who says, “um…ah…oh, f*ck, bloody bollocks… um, um, sh*t?” I think I’ve seen that one.

  64. 64
    The Old Fella says:

    It depends where they stand on the political scale, Joyce was thrown out of Liebore he was an ex army man and it is one of the things army men seem to do from squadies to commisioned officers a sort of right of passage.

  65. 65
    He needs help says:

    British men who have served in the armed forces are three times more likely to have been convicted of violent offences than their civilian peers, according to a study published today. Fact: Eric Joyce served as a private in the Black Watch before attending University and subsequently receiving a commission in the Royal Army Educational Corps. He left the army in 1999 in the rank of major

  66. 66
    Happy Days a Coming says:

    Hooray for Socialism and the bruvverhud of mann.

  67. 67
    The Old Fella says:

    The answer, and Geedo would not like, ban all booze in the HoC, there are plenty of drinking holes in London, so if the little darlings get smashed out of their tiny minds folkes can see them for what they are.

  68. 68
    A casual observer says:

    To whom?

  69. 69
    The Old Fella says:

    I think turn-about Dave has already turned about, say one thing do another

  70. 70
    Andy "Maybelline" Burn 'em says:

    Hasn’t it gone quiet about mid Staffs?

  71. 71
    The Old Fella says:

    Eric I think Geedo would like to go head to head with you.

  72. 72
    To Be Honest says:

    The Labour Party are the true Ugly/Nasty Party what with MP’s fighting and having to be arrested, ripping off the tax payer with the expense scandal, they are fully responsible for deliberately filling the Country with immigrants in order to give the right wing a “bloody nose” , causing the most catastrophic economy breakdown probably known to this Country. They have drained our taxes to fund an illegal war that Blair has yet to be tried for. They dumbed down our education system to a point where school leavers cannot find jobs due to lack of education, they are responsible for political correctness being communist at heart, Yet the Conservative Party still remains quiet and not reminding the communist shower of their mistakes, they could start by remining everyone of Brown virtually giving away our Gold reserves for a give away price, this will prove another historic mistake by the rabble of the century. Guess what, the public will still buy Labour’s lies and will learn that Miliband is something rather special in a very negative way, the key is to look at the history of these politicians, best bet is UKIP.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Death Certificate = execution order.

  74. 74
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    I see Camermong and the Mad Frog Hollande want to give weapons to the Syrian rebels,without any agreements
    That would of course be the Syrian rebels who want a muslim state and have put all christians in the country on notice to get out or be killed when they take over ?
    These weapons will eventually come back come back to haunt us when they find their way into the hands of people who don’t much care for the British
    the very same weapons that have been handed back by our troops who now find themselves on the dole will be used to make a few more vacancies in our armed forces

    Politicians really are the thickest fuckers in existence

  75. 75
    The Old Fella says:

    Nothing to worry about, nothing to worry about, take 2 paracetamol

  76. 76
    Does this breach Leveson? I think it does says:

    Unresearched drivel, and Twitter is a means to publish.

  77. 77
    Does this breach Leveson? I think it does says:

    Unresearched dr1vel, and Twitter is a means to publish.

  78. 78
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    To whus, of course.

  79. 79
    The Old Fella says:

    Vouncer at one of Geedo’s gigs

  80. 80
    Does this breach Leveson? I think it does says:

  81. 81
    Fat Pang of Poobah says:

    Thank you so much for clarifying my key working objectives.

  82. 82
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Nonsense. A good war cures all manner of ailments.

  83. 83
    Divine Brown says:

    Suck your dick?

  84. 84
    Peter Grimes says:

    Only if you all claim HB and cut me in before you remit the balance home so that you can build a bling palace.

  85. 85
    The Old Fella says:

    Dave’s got Rupert hasn’t he. Oh I forgot, he is edging to towards UKip, don’t panic Dave, don’t panic. Follow Geedo to see which way Murdoch is heading

  86. 86
    Psychologist says:

    Once you become a twat it’s hard to get back to being normal.

  87. 87
    George Monbiot says:

    I shall be in Westminster today……. well sweeping the pavements to be exact!

  88. 88
    One Term Dave says:

    It is all worth it for the photo ops.

  89. 89
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember Eric.

  90. 90
    Uncommon Knowledge says:

  91. 91
    Twat says:

    Please don’t insult me. Campbell is an evil subhuman piece of dog shit.

  92. 92
    WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER < WHAT says:

    Now Now lets not go spreading nasty rumors , even if it is so obvious

  93. 93
    Guido Fakes says:

    Read all about it* in the Sun on Sunday.

    *actual ‘it’ discussed will vary

  94. 94
    Margaret Moran says:

    She shoulda just said she was depressed. Like I did! Weeeeeeee!

  95. 95
    Piece of dog shit says:

    Please don’t insult me either. Campbell is an evil subhuman piece of smegma.

  96. 96
    CHRIS HUHNE 6714512 E wing HMP Wandswoth hotel says:

    Fuckin Hell Eric fancy seeing you here !

    “Yeh Chris i took on the police , but lost on points ”

    “Me Too”

  97. 97
    Paniagua Solo says:

    What 4ft tall with an orifice at each end that outputs shite?

  98. 98
    R Swiper says:

    Does the Co-Op give dodgy food receipts?

  99. 99
    Eric 'Karaoke' Joyce says:

  100. 100
    Dickhead Dave says:

    I’m creating lots and lots of new jobs in education.

  101. 101
    Smegma says:

    Hey!

  102. 102
    David Nicholson says:

    Deaths-what deaths?
    Can I claim my expenses now?

  103. 103
    Piece of Smegma says:

    There really is no need for that.

  104. 104
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    Happy to take the publicity from News International for his crappy films though isn’t he?
    Bloody hypocrite.

  105. 105
    CHRIS HUHNE 6714512 E wing HMP Wandswoth hotel says:

    Or This !

  106. 106
    a non says:

    Mr Speaker?

  107. 107
    Dr David says:

    Campbell still pretending he has power and relevance.
    He’s yesterday’s man and will only ever be remembered for
    his deadly association with Blair and Brown.

  108. 108
    The BBC grooming the Nation for good says:

    The phrase to be used in these matters is:
    “I have no recollection of ……. ” (fill in whatever criminal act you were involved in)

  109. 109
    Clogg says:

    I didn’t know Huhne had broken the law.

  110. 110

    Not sure but doggy ones, probably.

  111. 111
    Bugler Bert says:

    Re the “pigs in the trough”…………….If Liebore has its way on Monday, you. Guido, and the rest of the press, will not be able to report tales of MPs and their and expense fiddles ever again……………………duh

  112. 112
    Dictators control the media says:

    Why do Grant, Coogan, Moseley, Diamond,McCann etc think their opinions about the press are more important than millions of readers?

  113. 113
    Steve Coogun says:

    I would like to do a ‘few lines’ for a newspaper

  114. 114
    YorkshireLad says:

    No we won’t!!

  115. 115
    Call me Dave says:

    Look, its fairly straightforward. We let the secret courts decide the outcome.

    Pip Pip

  116. 116
    99.876% of the population says:

    Who is Vince Cable?

  117. 117

    That bastard Eric Joyce should be up in front of the beak at any moment. A few days in prison plus a suspended portion of six months would seem to be very much in order.

  118. 118
    Mark Oaten says:

    You can use me when yours is full.

  119. 119
    d lammy says:

    racist !!!!

  120. 120
    Shanghai Farmer says:

    我们在河中,把我们的猪

  121. 121
    Footage leaked of Eric Joyce fight says:

  122. 122
    Ah! Monika says:

    Don’t quite follow your logic this time.
    If you had an opportunity to black a few MPs’ eyes ……..

  123. 123
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember Vince.

  124. 124
    Equalizer1963 says:

    Ha ha…great retort MOP…seriously though, how many Bulgarians are you planning to fit in to your cupboard under the stairs?

  125. 125
    Labour did f*ck all for 13 years says:

    There are many schools where English is the second language and where every effort is made to accomodate pupils who do not speak or understand Engliah by providing dual language Teaching Assistants to translate the lessons etc…say what you like about the French but at least they have no”truck” with providing translators etc in their schools…you learn to speak and understand French or you don’t learn

  126. 126
    Look on the bright side. In 5 years they'll be using the arms we gave them to fight us !!!! says:

    Well after all we did the same in Libya AND look how well THAT turned out

  127. 127
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Only hit them !!

    What about lining them up in front of their families …..

  128. 128

    Not sure I would take the opportunity, I’m afraid.

    I would rather see them banged up. Retributive justice would set an example to these parasitical creatures and discourage others who are only motivated by greed from coming into the system.

  129. 129
    45 Minutes to save the World and other Dodgy Dossier Facts says:

    Comment is superfluous

  130. 130
    Peter says:

    A philandering MP how rare! Perhaps we should employ the bedroom tax principle to them?

  131. 131
    The Labour Party...We are to blame for NOTHING is that clear ?? says:

    We wish to put on the record that despite being in government between 1997 – 2010 when this was taking place that we had nothing to do with this at all. It is totally unreasonable to think otherwise and is obviously a politically motivated smear campaign by Tory politicians to mask the chaos created by their re-organisation of the NHS

  132. 132
    The Man who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain says:

    I must have missed that when he was in “Sense and Sensibility”

  133. 133
    Curly wonders says:

    Shirley this is a racist plague? What about a decent honkey plague too?

  134. 134
    Curly wonders says:

    What did he teach? Boxing lessons?

  135. 135
    Matilda says:

    The “voters” of Kirkcaldy have been victims of Labour education policies since 1704.

  136. 136
    Matilda says:

    Will some one please ask the Yanks if they would like to take this cvnt in exchange for Piers?

  137. 137
    Equalizer1963 says:

    She did promise to ( Telegraph Dec2012) although that was probably a ham fisted attempt at deflecting her guilt.

  138. 138
    Matilda says:

    …. because they ALL have something nasty to hide which they would rather keep secret

  139. 139
    Matilda says:

    An idea, but I think most of us would prefer the working combine harvester solyushun.

  140. 140
    Old England says:

    Its only the very naughty people,who live weird lives,who want the
    press shackled,i say ,”bugger off and live a decent life that no one cares about,and behave,and stop trying to threaten our free press”….There are
    sufficient laws in place to deal with journo’s who overstep the line,as long
    as our law enforcers,police,judges,do their bit…

  141. 141
    Don't worry, be happy says:

    I’ve already opened an account with Betfred on daily mortality count. ‘Who wants to be a millionaire……I do’

  142. 142
    Geordieboy says:

    Forget it even Jaquie Smith got away with £110 grand.

  143. 143
    Geordieboy says:

    Liverpool Pathway comes to mind

  144. 144
    Welsh activist. says:

    Remember this lady Grant.

  145. 145
    The Tap says:

    And eighth

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    Plus the steady income stream from her regular appearances discussing contents of the newspapers on Sky.

  147. 147
    John Bercunt says:

    Order Order

  148. 148

    All very sordid and extremely Dishonourable!

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    No doubt such stories and this blog will be censored in future.

  150. 150
    Feald Marshel Willy Hague says:

    Joysce waz never a soleger e was a teecher in the educashun corr. E tort me an my mates – when e wasn’t tryin to get rite up our pasage


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