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. 4
    Mr Bone says:

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


    • 102
      Taxpayer says:

      Sack her and advertise the job.


      • 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”.


  4. 5
    Aaron D Highside says:

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


  5. 8
    C.O.Jones says:

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


  6. 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.


    • 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.


      • 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.


    • 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?)


  7. 13
    Prince Willy says:

    I do love babies

    So does Kate…


  8. 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.



  9. 15

    It’s the taxpayer being “BONED”.


  10. 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?


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 21
    Gog says:

    Lower than vermin…


  14. 23
    Websters Political Dictionary says:


    See: Screwed


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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 …


  20. 33
    Mark Oaten says:

    Bottoms up!


  21. 39
    FFS says:

    P. Bone.

    Don’t know why, just makes me laugh.


  22. 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.


  23. 59
    A Taxpayer says:

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


  24. 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 .


  25. 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.


  26. 79
    Mehdi Hasan says:

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


  27. 80
    A Moron says:

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


    • 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.


  28. 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.


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

      If she’s dry, there’s always KY.


    • 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.


    • 112
      Tay King-dePisse says:

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


  29. 95
    Casual Observer says:

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

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


    • 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.


  30. 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.


  31. 113

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


  32. 114
    Dr Strangelove says:

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


  33. 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


  34. 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).


  35. 124
    No more sleaze, please says:



  36. 125
    Jim says:

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


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