September 12th, 2013

REVEALED: List of Cabinet Ministers Shagging Their Secretaries
Cabinet Creaming Taxpayer for Household Income Top Up

The combined parliamentary and ministerial salary for Cabinet ministers is £134,565, five times the wage of the average Briton. Ministers of State trouser £98,740, for under-secretaries of state a paltry £89,435. Clearly that is not enough for some however.

New data shows the Grayling household tops up Justice Secretary Chris’ six figure salary by charging the taxpayer between £35,000 and £39,999 to employ his wife Susan.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s wife earns the same amount.

Rose Paterson, wife of Owen, the Secretary of State for the Environment for Rural Affairs who is worth £1.5 million, makes between £30,000 and £34,999.

Millionaire Chief Whip Sir George Young employs his daughter Camilla on up to £34,999, while Alistair Burt and Hugo Swire at the Foreign Office have given taxpayer-funded jobs to their wives Eve and Sasha.

Sally Hammond, wife of Stephen is on up to £44,999.

These ministers have household incomes of up to £175,000-a-year straight from your pockets.


  1. 1
    • 3
      Where is the da vinci code? says:

      Are you the real SC?


    • 18
      A Bunch of Flowers says:

      You are not a taxpayer or a resident of the UK. Why don’t you learn the language of whatever country you are living in and comment on one of the local websites? I am sure they will be delighted by your contributions.


      • 26
        An expat in Greece says:



      • 32
        Ma­qb­oul says:

        Malinke hoy, tavarich ;)


      • 37
        Foot Bone connected to the leg Bone says:

        As I read the guidance below, what MPs can do before or after 7 May 2010, may be hiding all kinds of sins.

        “Connected parties

        Staffing Expenditure can only be claimed for the salary of one employee who is a connected party at a time, unless you employed more than one connected party on 7 May 2010. In that case you may continue to employ these connected parties until their employment ceases.

        We define a “connected party” as:

        a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member;
        parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the member or of a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member; or
        a body corporate, a firm or a trust with which the MP is connected as defined in section 252 of the Companies Act 2006.”


        • 45
          Foot Bone connected to the leg Bone says:


        • 46
          Taxpayer says:

          Those are not rules designed to protect the public but to perpetuate the theft of taxpayers’ money.


          • Anonymous says:

            Nadine has employed both of her daughters (not at the same time) on salaries of that magnitude as well.Is £45,000 a year a normal salary for a secretary in London ? (im from the sticks, so dont know !)


          • Joad says:

            It all depends of the job description. We do not know where, when, and how these posts were advertised.
            What you can do does not mean the same thing as what you should do.
            Especially when you are making Laws everyone else has to follow.


          • Married man with children who feels unrepresented in Parliament says:

            And to enable MPs to stay married and enjoy some semblance of family life. Do you really want a House of Commons composed entirely of adulterers, childless couples and non-heterosexuals?


          • Dougie says:

            MPs from all parties employ family members in their constituency or parliamentary offices. Actually, I don’t object to this, provided they actually work for their money. But it would be a good idea to halve MPs staffing budgets across the board.


        • 84
          Jack Ketch says:

          How many of the Tinkerbelle persuasion employ friends of Dorothy or lads from the public loos at Charing Cross in their offices? (or orifices for that matter)


      • 74

        You are not a taxpayer…

        My sockpuppet is probably not a taxpayer though I doubt the rest of your statement is correct.

        But your comment, despite not being addressed at me, rather betrays your Luddite nature. How can you tell who pays tax or not? If that is the criterion on which the ability to post here should rest then all the trolls would be thrown off.

        Are you suggesting that the web be confined country by country only to those who live in that country? If so, then holiday makers and business people would be disenfranchised and, in many cases, not be able to get back home because they could not print their own boarding card off.

        Have you ever taken an IQ test? I bet a bunch of flowers would easily score more than you would.



      • 91
        broderick crawford says:


        THe Code ? I’ve got it you mamalook !!


    • 23
      Sock Puppet Watch says:

      No code, no cat :-)


    • 25

      You appear incapable of learning anything.



  2. 2
    Fishy says:

    Crikey. Guido’s site has been hacked by ‘One Nathion’ Milipede.

    Dennis Skinner will be along soon.


    • 4
      David Cameron says:

      “Financial payments to WAGS out of the public purse is the next big scandal waiting to happen”.


    • 13
      Prince Kropotkin says:

      Nepotism is theft


      • 66
        Fishy says:

        On this occasion I’m not fussed.

        Imagine for example if an MP advertised the position on a fair and open basis and they had to consider all and sundry, irrespective of political beliefs. Think about the Labour sockpuppets that would use their entryist techniques to worm their way into an MPs office, confidential papers etc. They would cause havoc and embarrassment at every opportunity.

        And what about the apparently good employee that turns out to be a lazy fucker…sick all the time (and I’ve met plenty of them). When the MP had to sack them can you imagine what would happen. Polly, Owen, the BBC and it’s Guardian subsidiary would have a field day.

        If an MP believes their his partner has the skills to run their office, they have their trust, and they are paid the market rate, that’s more than ok by me.


  3. 5
    RaboDog says:

    How funny…my MP John Hayes employs his wife but according to that IPSA spreadsheet she isn’t mentioned nor is her salary. Does Guido know if there is a loophole for MPs to hide this kind of thing?


  4. 6
    Lexander says:

    Seems very appropriate that sitting in the middle of this photo. is the person who, along with her tribe, are the best at income adjusting!


  5. 7
    Paniagua v5 says:

    As Her Maj is wearing black gloves can she please sentence them all to life imprisonment (or better)?


  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Having dealt with Rose Paterson I’ve alwys found her polite, friendly and very efficient.

    I really don’t care that she is my MP’s wife.


  7. 9
    Buckingham Palace Protection Plod says:

    Who’s that little old lady sat in the middle?


  8. 10
    I hate the gummint says:

    O/T but now that CRB’s no longer exist and have been replaced by the ‘disclosure and barring service’ it now takes a minimum of 6 weeks to get was once called a CRB (enhanced) and in the meantime you cannot start your CRB required work and earn any coin. The gummint can’t run anything well.

    All in it together my arse.


    • 17
      Common sense should dictate that says:

      If they made the criminals and ex cons wear the ID badges and tags instead of the innocent then CRB checks wouldn’t be necessary.


      • 30
        House of Ill repute says:

        Like we would do anything like that.


        • 55
          The Parish Proctor says:

          Here in the Parish, all malefactors are branded on the forehead enabling their easy identification. I’d recommended a similar treatment for this vipers nest of sodomites and usurers. I have to say standards have slipped.


  9. 12
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Did someone mention invertebrate gorging pigs troughing it large, and swilling around in the public purse?


    • 24
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      That is one way you could interpret headline.


    • 51
      Tya King-dePisse says:

      For a minute there I thought you were doing a malaprop of “invertebrate” for “inveterate,” but then I said, oh, why correct him– the word is not inapposite here, especially when you consider the Government Front Bench, and the Opposition is even worse.


      • 57
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        You know I’m in a bad mood when I can’t even spell the moniker line correctly, even after previewing it– I’m that exercised about this.


      • 81
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Bruce the Brute Anderson – used a similar phrase some years ago to describe the ‘invertebrate minions’ [legals] acting for the AG [Goldsmith] over the 45 min dodgy dossier.

        I don’t need to name check Brucie – but hey ho that’s where I picked up the useful phrase.


        • 82
          Blowing Whistles says:

          p.s. One of those minions was of course Carl the numbskull G. wouldn’t want to give him too much daylight on here mind.


  10. 15
    Honesty says:

    The whole bloody lot needs kicking out and we need to start again. I think it is time for UKIP, Farage is the only one speaking up for the British people in Brussels, those that oppose him always seem to be Conservative MEP’s useless crap.


    • 31
      Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

      To be honest, I don’t think any of them are honest, regardless of their flag.
      The government are trying to radically sort out the Benefit system and that is failing. Maybe they should just scrap the whole MP pay system and start again. Make it simple, pay more basic and make sure that they employ who the hell they like from their salary.


  11. 16
    Maximus says:

    Who is the preening idiot sitting at the left end, but looking like he clearly doesn’t belong there and about to get the bum’s rush?


  12. 19
    The Kremlinologist's Money Shot says:

    Dave is the only one sitting down who is showing his completely uncovered crotch.


  13. 21
    Bob says:

    I need a job,
    Are there any single male Ministers I could marry to get one?


  14. 22
    Nendi Kagasko says:

    I thought this was going to be curtailed, or was that just another of ‘Cast-Irons’ promises?


  15. 29
    Andrew Efiong says:

    This would be totally unacceptable in the private sector.

    It’s yet another example of public sector waste, incompetence and cronyism!


  16. 33
    Nick Clegg says:

    The buck stops where?


    • 56
      Cabinet Secretary (seconded from Morgan Stanley) says:

      There is no “buck”, so it cannot stop anywhere…

      We have merged private interests with the public interest

      Try and sort that one out…


  17. 34
    albacore says:

    Ah, c’mon now, Fawkes – don’t they do a splendid job?
    For each immigrant in, that’s only a few bob
    Every minister gets in remuneration –
    What a paltry sum for betraying a nation


  18. 35
    Ministerial Helper Job Selection Interview Questions says:

    1. When can you start?
    2. Can I have a blowie?


  19. 36
    Casual Observer says:

    Which one of the troughers will be first to block Gu!do on Twitter ?

    That would make for fun copy :-)


  20. 38
    Hodge the dodge says:

    That is a tiny tiny tiny amount of money


  21. 39
    Kevin Trew says:

    They’re ALL at it.

    MPs expenses have reached a record high.

    And this at a time when they’re supposed to set the example to help with the deficit.


  22. 40
    danny nolan says:

    John Mann, Labour’s ‘Mister Clean’ employs his wife under her ‘professional name’ which (surprise surprise) is not ‘Mann’.

    Nothing further.


  23. 41
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP


  24. 44
    Get Rid of Scotland says:

    Who’s the woman in the blue dress in the middle?

    I’ve seen her before and think all of her family are on the payroll.


  25. 47
    Euan Blair, David Prescott and Will Straw, the Red Princelings says:

    And we have not even begun serious troughing off the taxpayer..

    The Tories are far worse than us…


  26. 48
    Anonymous says:

    But they are working for it why shouldn’t they get paid?


  27. 49
    Halve that man's spud ration. says:

    You Bog trotting bastard Geedo. Remove that picture of Queen of England now from your rogues gallery.


  28. 50
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Of course they have to ensure their wives have a sinecure. You don’t expect a prostitute to let you have sex without paying, do you? Even better if you can get someone else to pay. But pay she will be.


  29. 58
    Small businesman says:

    It seems that British society is now rotten from top to bottom

    There are a few of us who still try to live honestly

    Or should we all become gangsters too?


  30. 60
    SamCam and the Chipping Norton set says:

    Don’t forget me

    I have lots of windmills for my retirement….


  31. 64
    Accountant says:

    And those figures do not include “private income”

    This is just troughing on a grand scale

    And taking the piss out of the taxpayers

    “We are entitled” but “We are all in this together”

    My fucking arse…


  32. 69
    Lateral Thinking says:

    So what about Balls and Cooper ?


  33. 71
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    nothing new in this


  34. 73
    Camilla's a nice name says:

    What’re her tits like?


  35. 79
    Casual Observer says:

    Self serving LibLabConner bastards. Set up the guillotine


  36. 83
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    I think you need to check your headline Guids. Except in the case of the one who employs his daughter all of the rest employ their wives. In my experience in later life the last place you are likely to get a shag is the marital bed. They are probably sleeping with them but the chances of actual jigga-jig taking place are vanishingly small.


  37. 86
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve no objection to cabinet minister being well paid (although anyone employing a family member deserves a slap). I object to them being crap.


  38. 87
    Merton Resident says:

    A tad unfair on Sally Hammond – She was working in parliament long before Stephen Hammond got elected. I find it hard to see how that is ‘troughing’


  39. 88
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    With all this modern technology it should be one secretary for 5 mps.

    Have they not heard of Open Office?


  40. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Hope you are not implying that George Young and his daughter are in an inappropriate relationship?


  41. 90
    Graham says:

    Why not identify all the scum in the HoC who do the same thing ? Shadow ministers and back benchers in every party ? They are all fucking at it. Nothing changes. Perhaps it is time for a UK ‘Night of the Long Knives’ or our own Krystallnacht to get rid of corrupt MPs.


  42. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Beneath you!


  43. 102
    jovisgoesnuts says:

    At a rough guess I’d say that if you total up all of the shady expenses claimed from all quarters, MPs, Lords, etc.etc., and add that to all of the evaded, sorry, avoided taxes that should have been paid by various businesses, and no doubt some contributors to one party or another, and perhaps throw in the money for HS2, already spiralling out of control, we would be able to provide a NHS that really was the envy of the world. Then we wouldn’t have to lie about it saying it is when it clearly isn’t.


  44. 103

    Nay they cant be at it


  45. 108
    non-voter says:

    Latest scam, `promote` your wife/partner/daughter/son etc from secretary/PA to `office manager` and whack up the wages 10k more than the other secretaries get! How long before they are all doing it?


  46. 111
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    “REVEALED: List of Cabinet Ministers Shagging Their Secretaries”

    “Millionaire Chief Whip Sir George Young employs his daughter Camilla on up to £34,999, ”

    REALLY !


  47. 112
    Anonymous says:

    In such domestic arrangements it is difficult for outsiders to be sure the arrangements are at fair prices. They might be. So in order to limit public scepticism I suggest:

    1 the job descriptions be published

    2 actual working hours be published

    3 the previous job salary for equivalent working hours and responsibilities be disclosed

    4 after the appointment comes to an end, the subsequent salary for equivalent hours and responsibilities be disclosed.

    Any discrepancies between current pay and pay under 3 or 4 should give rise to an investigation by the parliamentary expenses office.


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