September 12th, 2013

Mr and Mrs Bone’s £100,000 Taxpayer Bonanza

Peter Bone manages to shoehorn his wife “Mrs Bone” into almost every speech or question in the House. “Mrs Bone” has almost become a PMQs institution. What you might not know is you are paying for that dubious pleasure. New IPSA data reveals that Mrs Bone was paid between £45,000 and £49,999 last year. Meaning that between them the Bones are pocketing more than £100,000 from the taxpayer. Not so funny now, is it?


  1. 1
    Newsfox says:

    Why a pic of Sven Goran Eriksson?

  2. 2
    Sven says:

    I am getting a royalty fee, thankyou for asking.

  3. 3
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    He looks more like the ref with that red card.

  4. 4
    Mr Bone says:

    Mrs Bone is very unhappy this morning (no wufs, please)

  5. 5
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Before judging, what did Mrs Bone do for the money? Was it good value? Difficult work? Long hours?

  6. 6
    Hmmmmm says:

    Are we talking about Mrs Boner?

  7. 7
    Mitch says:

    I think the main issue is the nepotism.

  8. 8
    C.O.Jones says:

    Al Capone used to employ family so why can’t MP’s?

  9. 9
    GravytrainsRUs says:

    “In 1995 Bone was described as Britain’s “meanest boss” by the Daily Mirror when he defended paying a 17-year-old trainee at Palm Travel (West) 87p an hour.”

  10. 10
    Dan says:

    If these people are doing real work what the hell is the problem Guido?

    I paid £15k tax last month so I am hardly not suffering under high taxation but ffs, there is nothing wrong with employing Mrs Bone to work as a secretary…..providing she actually works in that role.

  11. 11
    Dirty Digger says:

    So do I, big time…

    But they are far too straight to do a good job…

  12. 12
    Mitch says:

    I wonder why he’s more generous with the person who shares a bank account with him?

  13. 13
    Prince Willy says:

    I do love babies

    So does Kate…

  14. 14

    The juxtaposing of Nadine Dorries an her three daughters (almost needless to insert the idea of four pairs of mammaries into readers’ minds) together with an MP call Bone seems in the tradition of a long-established journalistic device.


  15. 15

    It’s the taxpayer being “BONED”.

  16. 16
    GravytrainsRUs says:

    If Mrs Bone made a mistake whilst at work or was showing a lack of commitment in some aspects of her constituency duties…how would Mr Bone have to reprimand her?

  17. 17
    roger says:

    Not much of a story without knowing what she does for her money.
    We may well find that she is giving the taxpayer excellent value.
    Sloppy reporting Guido.

  18. 18
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Thats close to the boner.

  19. 19
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Can this be done cheaper and better by someone else? Surely the answer is yes.

    More public sector cronyism and waste.

  20. 20
    Paniagua v5 says:

    PS – what’s with the numbers? (I have been away)

  21. 21
    Gog says:

    Lower than vermin…

  22. 22
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    It’s all very madam palm and her five lovely daughters ;-)

  23. 23
    Websters Political Dictionary says:


    See: Screwed

  24. 24
    Mitch says:

    Are we seriously supposed to believe that Mrs Bone was the best candidate for the job following an open recruitment process?

  25. 25
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Why don’t we just replace the whole HoC with some hard working eastern europeans on minimum wage.

    Try as I might I just cannot see a downside.

  26. 26
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Nepotism is an established way of life in the Commons – Blair Jnr, Straw Jnr, Dromey-Harman.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    And Masons. All the people who I know are Masons work in the public sector.

  28. 28
    Easy says:

    Cat is pretending that he has an algorithm to avoid the FBI, and we’re pretending to believe him.

  29. 29
    Owen Jones says:

    Latest on THAT story. Bale’s jeans apparently cost more than Ronaldo’s. In other news, today’s special in our canteen at The Independent is lasagna.

  30. 30
    P l e b says:

    ”On LBC Nick Clegg has just said that he thinks that eventually the Lib Dems will win a majority. It was unlikely to happen at the next election, he conceded. But he said that he thought that the Lib Dems could come back in 2015 “in strong enough numbers” to show that they were a permanent force in British politics.’

    Thatcher’s Care In The Community has a lot to answer for.

  31. 31
    Bill Quango MP -x says:

    Nick nack paddy whack
    Give the dog a Bone
    £100,000 reddies in the bank
    We came rolling in it home.

  32. 32
    Tojo says:

    Take a quick survey from GFK on Guido’s web site… in Frog… priceless… now I know we have adverts on TV for Left Hand Drive Cars and children driving them too ( is that dangerous education) perhaps they assume we are now just another satellite state in the EU, in fact the complete lack of respect for all things British, on British Television, I feel is totally repugnant to what is left of watered down Britain… and by the looks of it… a watered down Guido too.
    Oh how the mighty have fallen …

  33. 33
    Mark Oaten says:

    Bottoms up!

  34. 34
    Bill Quango MP -x says:

    Just think P L E B.
    After the 2015 election your mob will have the dubious pleasure of having the Liberal democrats join your pact of steel.

    Good luck.

  35. 35
    'Arry Rednapp says:

    £100k ….

    Dog ….

    Are you trying to be funny?

  36. 36
    Vermin Watch says:

  37. 37

    It is my anti sockpuppet device. I publish a number in a series against each of my posts which discriminates between my own creations and those of my dewy-eyed fan.

    Naturally I do not disclose the algorithm I use but if it gets tumbled, I can immediately substitute with an infinite number of alternatives. At such time I can always reveal the old algorithm for the mathematically inadept.

    Working well so far. :-D


  38. 38
    P l e b says:

    £45 – £49k pa is good value for the taxpayer? For a secretary? I don’t think so.

    Imprison the lot of them for fraud.

  39. 39
    FFS says:

    P. Bone.

    Don’t know why, just makes me laugh.

  40. 40
    Fist of Fury says:

    I love the Nick of Pendle me.

  41. 41
    Parliamentary Job Vacancies says:

    I’m sure the job was advertised, conformed to Equal Opportunities legislation and that the position was awarded on merit.

  42. 42
    A taxpayer says:

    No. You are supposed to work hard, pay your ludicrously over-bloated tax bill and shut up.

  43. 43
    P l e b says:

    Only if we readers understand the algorithm, surely?


  44. 44
    George Galloway says:

    Who else had one of those pens with four colours, and tried to push all the buttons at once? Yep just tried that one again.

  45. 45
    British Citizen says:

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

  46. 46
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Ah OK thanks.


  47. 47
    rick says:

    East European immigrants are noted to be a bunch of thieves and pick-pockets………they would be perfect for the job.

  48. 48
    P l e b says:

    Start with George Smith who can live on £52 per day.

  49. 49
    Public / Private Key bollox says:

    Who cares

  50. 50
    P l e b says:

    I don’t think we’ll need them if UKIP succeed in splitting the Tory vote.

  51. 51
    Distraction Watch says:

    Oooh, look over there. Something shiny. Don’t look here, look there.

  52. 52
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Is Mescaline available on prescription for Deputy PM’s or is it OTC?

  53. 53
    Reader says:

    No-one gives a shit.

  54. 54
    FFS says:

    Have you seen the state of the Labour party? You’re going to need ALL the help you can get.

  55. 55
    P l e b says:

    Hi George – thanks for tweeting.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing your film about Tony Blair. I hope it finally leads to him appearing at the Hague.

    Even the posters on this site will thank you for that.

  56. 56
    PMQs says:

    Mrs Bone probably gets more pleasure from shopping than from
    David Cameron.

  57. 57
    FFS says:

    Written warning. I give my wife written warnings all the time.

  58. 58
    Lefti Hive Mind says:

    If my dad voted labour, and my grandad voted labour, and my great grandad voted labour, I shall be voting UKIP.

  59. 59
    A Taxpayer says:

    Bone pretends to be a champion of democracy and common sense, but he is really just a thief

  60. 60
    A Taxpayer says:

    Someone arrest this fraud.

  61. 61
    Casual Observer says:

    One time pad ?

    On Bone and Dorries, is Cameron being a shafted a little ?


  62. 62
    FFS says:

    So you think we are going to decode your algorithm so we can distinguish between the real cat and some ersatz cat, both of which will be the nicknames of some anonymous guy posting on the net?

    You really are quite barmy aren’t you?

  63. 63

    Oh yes they do.

    1234.89 and 2/3rds

  64. 64
    Andy Burnham, Health Monster says:

    Love it.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Wakey, wakey. The problem is called nepotism. Amazing coincidence that these people’s spouses, offspring and friends are the best qualified. Who else was given the opportunity to apply for the tax funded position? Were these ever jobs publicly advertised?

    Nepotism is not just about milking the system for one’s own, it’s also about integrity, openness, fairness, accountability, oversight, efficiency and public trust.

    When this happens in the police service the Guardian goes bonkers. Notice how silent they are about inherited wealth and position when it comes to husbands and offspring. Oh, and inheriting council house occupancy from one’s parents like landed gentry? (Does that really happen?)

  66. 66
    FFS says:

    The position of being wife to Mr Bone? Or is it some other position you were referring to? Missionary position?

  67. 67
    Owen Jones says:

    The Duke of Cambridge has completed his tour of duty with the Search & Rescue Force at RAF Valley.well done Sir .

  68. 68
    A Taxpayer says:

    Still, it does mean that when we finally round up the traitors to our country who have been suckling on the Parliamentary teat and subverting our constitutional democracy, there will a reasonably tight list of, say, 3000 people to deal with.

  69. 69
    Mad Nads says:

    I’ve slammed Geedo in the past for being too biased in favour of Mad Nads, but I take my cap off for his willingness to expose her troughing today.

  70. 70
    FFS says:

    Ah, for Mr Bone it occurs to me the position can only be doggy.

  71. 71
    Vermin Watch says:

    Your turn soon

  72. 72

    @P l e b:

    Clearly you don’t!


  73. 73
    Distraction Watch says:

    Oooh, look over there. Something shiny and Royal. Don’t look here, look there.

  74. 74
  75. 75
    Easy says:

    O/T – spending £37,500 to recall parliament over Syria seems cheap compared to the saved cost in lives and money of another vanity war?

  76. 76
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    Surely it would be real cat and copy cat?

  77. 77
    Transparent says:

    2617 2531 2423 2357 2287 etc etc

  78. 78
    Ed Balls says:

    I don’t really understand any of this number business.


  79. 79
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Infographic: Countdown to Election Day. We reveal a snapshot of the current political state of play –

  80. 80
    A Moron says:

    Feck off Fawkes, you’re just a Tory party shill, blah blah, etc, etc, [insert mindless whinge here].

  81. 81
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    A jolly good spanking should do the trick.

  82. 82
    Everything you need to know about Romania, starting at 4:15 says:

    Roman!a were big supporters of the NSDAP. In fact, they were among the losers of WWII, and quite rightly so.

    The other Eastern bloc mongs are much the same.

    See where Ed gets it from now ?

  83. 83
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones
    Now here is the word of dee lord.

  84. 84
    Transparent says:

    More for the mathematically challenged

    2213 2129 2053 1987 …

    What are you going to do when you get to 29, Cat?

  85. 85

    No I don’t think that at all. That you said it probably says more about you than it does about me but, again, that is your problem, not mine.

    That you then choose to write four lines of comment about something you regard as inconsequential really puts the icing on a nice fruitcake. Have a great afternoon.


  86. 86
    Bill Quango MP - x says:

    There is Tony Blair talking to George Galloway and you have just one bullet…

  87. 87
    Frederick North says:

    We’ll have none of that Thomas Jefferson nonsense, thank you.

    Next thing you know, you’ll want a republic. Can’t have that.

  88. 88
    Tachybaptus says:

    It’s a shame that he holds the post of The Man Least Likely to Be Believed in Britain. Even Blair looks a straight kind of a guy compared to him.

  89. 89
    Not Funny says:

    Keep looking Guido.
    I would be surprised if this only applies to one or two MPs.

  90. 90
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    Those pens are great. You can still buy them, they’re made by Bic. Just search Amazon for “bic four colour pens”. The added bonus of getting them from Amazon – they don’t pay any corporation tax, thus reducing the sums of dosh that Dimmy Dave would otherwise just piss away on Europe and foreign aid.

  91. 91
    Tachybaptus says:

    Simple: stand so that they are aligned.

  92. 92
    Mad Nads says:

    I ain’t no trougher. It’s all within the rules what we wrote.

  93. 93

    I know when I’m licked! :-)


  94. 94
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    If she’s dry, there’s always KY.

  95. 95
    Casual Observer says:

    Cost of Parliament recall: £37,500 (~ £58 / MP)

    Dave’s face when the no vote confirmed: Priceless.

  96. 96
    Taxpayer says:

    Go to jail, go directly to jail. Do not pass GO.

  97. 97
    Mags Moron says:

    I hope you’re not having a go at me. I’m I’ll. very I’ll.
    I’ve got a wassit inside my bonce.

    And I’m depressed.
    Coz I got caught out big time.

  98. 98
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Oh yes we can

  99. 99
  100. 100
    Taxpayer says:

    He’s a thief

  101. 101
    Engineer says:

    It’s not 4472 any more, it’s 60103.

  102. 102
    Taxpayer says:

    Sack her and advertise the job.

  103. 103
    Jesus Christ says:

    Dad says that nepotism in this context is a euphemism for theft from the taxpayer

  104. 104
    Lord Prezza says:

    Someone need a Lord?
    I can do birthday parties . I ponce about a bit in me ermine then thump one of the kids.
    £25 an hour and a seat at the kids buffet.

    Actually, better if its two seats.

  105. 105
    Mark Skid says:

    Yes, it really really happens.

  106. 106
    The Evil Poor says:

    This dates from a few years back but it’s still essential reading, as it sums up the rot at the core of UK society.

  107. 107

    It won’t get that far. I don’t mind anyone guessing the sequence which requires marginally more brainpower than my poor fan possesses but the moment that *anyone* misuses my moniker *and* employs my current sequence then I shall simply change the algorithm.

    That seems fair enough.


  108. 108
    Casual Observer says:

    While on the subject of the Hague, can someone give that UN mong who was going on about ‘bedroom tax’ a nudge and ensure she has a ‘heads up’ on the very real crime against humanity which Burnham et al. perpetrated on the NHS 2003 through 2010 ?

    Cheers :-)

  109. 109
    Margaret Moran says:

    I’m suicidal! Stop bothering me or I might have to top myself. Sorry, I mean top up my beer.–despite-ill-stand-trial-fraud.html

  110. 110
    Sir William Waid says:

    Oh, the Mister Bone connected to the Mrs Bone, the Mrs Bone connected to the Baby Bone, the Baby Bone connected to the Cousin Bone, now see how politics works….

  111. 111
    Just saying says:

    I run a very small business with 4 staff

    I pay about £1000.00 Tax [NI, corporation tax blah blah blah] a week

    How about my human rights not having to get up at 5 am work 12 hours a day and pay a grand a week to contribute towards people’s spare rooms

    It is a bedroom tax and i am fucking paying it!!!!

  112. 112
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Jeannette Bone connected to the…Peter Bone…”
    And now the Bones are in the soup.

  113. 113

    Troughers to the right,Troughers to the left, Troughers in front and behind, we’re surrounded by the barstewards!!!!!

  114. 114
    Dr Strangelove says:

    nice of the septics to shit on BP then legislate to protect Monsanto.

  115. 115
    Polish patriot says:

    You ignorant smearing idiot

  116. 116


    The 6068th is not in my chosen algorithm range which is not only based upon what you have spotted but a particular sub-set.

    That is why my troll will never get it – even if he went back to school.


  117. 117
    Free speech is apparently banned here says:

    Good point, the French had a way of dealing with this lot in 1789, we ignore the old ways at our peril

  118. 118
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    I’m not sure about that, I think he got the result he wanted. No bodybags will coming home from Syria at election time, and yet he still can still say that he wanted to stop children being gassed, but “democracy” wouldn’t allow him. There is nothing to stop him having another vote if he wants to.

  119. 119
    Cyril Smith says:

    I’m on telly tonight. Channel 4, 11pm.Dont miss it .!I must say the House was always generous
    To me and I thought they gave that Nigel Evans chappie a rousing send off yesterday.
    More to come I fear with The Hairy Cornflake up before the beak and Handycock being chased through the courts.
    See you tonight.
    Ta ra for now

  120. 120
    Dogs at a Bone says:

    In future if ever someone has the nerve to mention Mrs Bone I expect to hear groans, not laughs. The House of Commons is not a family business. The money comes from us, the taxpayers.
    There is a tag on this site “Snouts in the Trough”.
    Now we can add “Dogs at a Bone”.

  121. 121
    STREET, Mr GEORGE Street says:

    Where was the photo taken? I think that’s Morrissey in the background, discussing toast with Vince from Erasure (Vince is clearly wearing a hairpiece).

  122. 122
    FFS says:

    I understand that the Muslim community finds him very credible. Make of that what you will.

  123. 123
    FFS says:

    She’s a South American Marxist. Mass exterminations at the hands of the state will get a very big tick from her.

  124. 124
    No more sleaze, please says:


  125. 125
    Jim says:

    If you booted all these fucking thieves out of parliament would there be anybody left?PROROGUE PARLIAMENT NOW.

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Another war for Israel fought by our boys you mean.

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