February 10th, 2014

Jamie Reed Channels Expenses to Private Health Firm

The delightful Jamie Reed wasted no time getting down and dirty after hearing that Owen Paterson was facing emergency surgery for a detached retina. When Downing Street said they did not know if Paterson had gone private for the op, Reed bleated that the Tories “clearly don’t value (the NHS) and shamefully refuse to use it”. As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun column, that would be the same Jamie Reed who recently charged taxpayers £150 for the services of a private physio company on his expenses. Shamefully refusing to use the NHS?


  1. 1
    Patience says:

    Maybe the NHS is just no good?


    • 6
      Somerset Levellian. says:

      What can you get for water on the knee? Glug.


      • 31
        Anonymous says:

        A tap on the leg


        • 148
          broderick crawford says:

          why don t these troughers who glorify in eliciting amounts from the public purse for their own personal l use totally illegally not just try to get a proper job .

          Like Alan Sugar did when he left school selling goods from a van

          or Richard Branson selling CD s in oxford street .
          Sugar us now worth 900 million and branson is a billionaire .
          Nobody — or very few — begrudge or criticise their wealth as it was gained from the trials of private endeavour … not wetnursed from the State !!!


    • 11
      Private patients save the NHS(taxpayer) much needed money says:

      Not forgetting. Every private patient still funds the NHS whilst funding his own treatment, so saving the NHS twice over.


      • 15
        It's all bollocks says:

        I went to the Chemist the other day and bought pain killers rather than getting them subsidised on an NHS subscription.

        Does this make me a bad person for acting outside of the state, not using the doctor’s time and not using the local surgery prescription service?


        • 23
          Away on business says:

          I recently treated myself with some penicillin I bought over the counter in China. It worked. When I told my doctor about it a couple of months later she pulled a face that looked like she’s just drunk half a pint of lemon juice.


          • They don't like being cut out of the treatment do they. says:

            I’ve done that quite a few times on foreign trips. It’s the norm in most countries to go to the pharmacist, tell him what is wrong and buy the appropriate antibiotics. A lot cheaper than NHS prescriptions and a lot fucking quicker than waiting to see an NHS doctor.


          • M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

            You could try wearing fucking condoms so that you wouldn’t need the use of anti-biotics on your foreign jollies.


          • seriously? says:

            They’re like the police. They hate the thought of anybody ‘taking the law into their own hhands’ or, in the case of doctors, taking health into their own hands. Or, teachers, taking the education of their kids into their own hands.

            It’s just trying to maintain their closed shop. Fuck ‘em. Good for fuck-all most doctors.


          • Us nasty health selfies says:

            An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Shame on us who seek to follow these old wives tales.


          • altruism in industry says:

            yeh and veterinary medicine is another “brotherhood”


          • Zubial says:

            Don’t get me going on the Veterinary brotherhood.

            All I will say is buy your pet’s medicine over the internet from France and save a bleeding fortune.


          • Truth Teller says:

            Sadly it is over the counter availability of antibiotics in many countries that is responsible for their decreasing effectiveness world wide. We will be facing pre-pencillin rates of death from infection in a few years time: the article below is not scaremongering, it is factual:



          • Away on business says:

            The thing is Truth Teller, the evolution of the immunity of the little bugs that cause diseases is a problem we have to face whether we go to the doctor for the pills or not.

            She would have prescribed exactly the same thing I bought for myself: at twenty times the cost and after considerable delay and inconvenience to me.


          • a quack says:

            If you had contracted syphilis then by prescribing yourself anti-biotics you will have temporarily masked the early symptoms so that you won’t know about it until more unpleasant symptoms appear many moons hence by which time you will have infected others and have lost the opportunity for a cure. My advice is to get yourself down to an NHS pox clinic tout de suite. Testing and treatment is free.

            Trust me..


          • Away on business says:


            Of course, if you travel with your wife and she is the only person you have slept with since you were happily married, not much of this will apply to you….

            Fascintaing how people assume that any health problem encountered in China is caused by dodgy sexual intercourse. If I’d gone to Ireland or Norway, I wonder what people would assume it was?


        • 25
          i don't n eed no doctor says:

          Not sure if you are a producer or predator.


      • 35
        Mitch says:

        When an M.P. pays privately but then claims it back the taxpayer is paying twice for one treatment.


  2. 2

    Shamefully!? I call it a Liberty!


  3. 3
    Masseurgate says:

    Disgusting, how dare he! But why does the government allow this abuse?


  4. 4
    LINDum says:

    Did he injure himself during the course of his duties as an MP?! If not why are we paying?


    • 52
      Anonymous says:

      The only effing injury mp’s get is RSI caused by typing &/or writing their claims for expenses & allowances.
      As for Jamie,he is merely another example of the many hypocrits that infest both Houses of Parliament.


  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Why is the taxpayer paying for his private Physio sessions?

    Any amateur sportsman or woman or private individual requiring treatment just forks out for sessions not provided by the NHS out of their own money.


  6. 7
    Harry Bollocks says:

    Let’s have a contest, can anyone here name one of the fuckers in parliament who is honest, hardworking and completely trustworthy? Just one name? Anyone? Anyone?


  7. 8
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “Private physio company” – yeah, heard that one before. Does she give, er, receipts?


  8. 9
    Perv says:

    Another two faced Liebore chancer, just how many have they got!


  9. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    Hypocrisy. It’s what we do best.


  10. 13
    Centre Parting says:

    When all NHS appointments are made a credit/debit card no. should be given and £10 taken in the event of a no show – sorted.


    • 17
      Mornington Crescent says:

      £10?? I heard that a missed appointment costs the NHS, on average, £50. So bill the lazy bastards at cost price. No credit/debit card? No problem – we’ll deduct it from your earnings/bennies.

      You watch – missed appointments problem will be sorted overnight.


    • 90
      Fed up with the NHS says:

      When doctors start to compensate their customers for failing to see them on time, for wasting time due to misdiagnosing them, for having an insufficiently trained locum do their surgeries for them, for failing to read the patients’ notes in advance of the appointment, for having rude receptionists, for failing to follow up on the results of tests etc. etc. then your proposal may have some merits.


    • 140
      Mr Doubtful says:

      How many “missed” appointments occur due to incompetence by NHS in not cancelling some of the excessive number of appointments rearranged due to their own incompetence


  11. 14
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Did we also pay for the ‘happy finish’?


  12. 18
    Meanwhile.... says:

    Even the Swiss are facing up to EU lead immigration, but this time having the proverbial to do something about it;



  13. 20
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Troughers and opportunists the lot of them.


  14. 21
    Truth Teller says:

    I see that Datchet is flooding. I’m sure everyone knows that this is being done to save the poor Londonistanis. In the 1980s a vast new flood channel loop was built north of the old Thames course past Bray to allow flooding to occur in this area. Datchet is now reaping the benefit of this masterpiece of planning.


    • 41
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Like the imaginary dredging panacea which every man and his dog is now expert on, this channel “solution” only delivers the flood waters downstream making things worse and someone else’s problem.

      The key is to hold the water where is falls, even on hilltops, so that it percolates into the water table or at least doesn’t run off too quickly to concentrate in lower levels.


      • 51
        Mitch says:

        Not really. Nature has ‘the key’ – rivers? But, obviously they need to be cpapable of taking the amount of water coming down – hence dredging.


        • 79
          M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

          Dredging can speed up the flow of a river, which might sound like a solution to someone who has just discovered the issue a couple of weeks ago, but what it definitely does is create more erosion upstream which deposits even more silt downstream. The more you dredge the greater the problem becomes.

          As I said excessive water is better dealt with where it falls rather than channeling unnatural amounts of it into the watercourse which delivers it to the slower lower reaches in unsustainable quantities where it spills over.


          • Blame private companies - its the moronic way says:

            It’s all the water companies’ fault for repairing all those leaky pipes. Had they not done so the water would have been more evenly distributed.


          • Village Idiot says:

            …Your logic is wrong,we live in a manmade environment and as in somerset,the”Rivers” are drains,blocked drains do not get rid of water efficiently!….By your reckoning all rivers ,ditches and drains should just block up?


  15. 22
    Annalina from Stockholm says:

    Private physio, is that what he wrote on his expenses?

    I thought my English bad, but not so bad.


  16. 24
    A Win Win for the taxpayer says:

    Why do lefties get upset when people pay for their own medical treatment or education? It’s not as if the state gives them a refund for services paid for but not used.


    • 44
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Because it demonstrates that the private sector is preferred to the public sector.


      • 103
        Proftastic says:

        Don’t use logic to analyse the thought processes of the left wing. It’s ideological, it’s a belief system, that’s why it doesn’t make any sense to everyone else.

        Much like the religious types they lie copiously to defend their dogma. God supposedly forgives the faithful in the afterlife. The left are rewarded with cash in this life from their political ‘gods’ so it always pays to bend the truth.


    • 91
      Labour says:

      Because we can further our class-envy agenda by implying that only rich Tory millionaires use private healthcare, so they are for the few not the many and are rich and out of touch.

      We’re fucked on the Economy, Health, Immigration, Education and now the Environment too, so the only way we can get people to vote for us is to smear the Tories.


      • 136
        Village Idiot says:

        ..Labour ruined a good country and turned it into a diverse shithole where nothing works properly!…EA being the latest trap set up by labour,making the incumbents look ,deservedly bad!


  17. 27
    seriously? says:

    A guy gets emergency surgery to save his sight and all this scum-bag can think to print is ‘Did he go private?’

    I don’t know who Owen Paterson is – is he a c*u*n*t of the same water as Brown or Blair or Straw? If so I can understand his hatred but if not then I think he’s rather overdone it.


    • 69
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Paterson’s a good chap: a solid Salopian and countryman, born and bred in his constituency (North Shropshire) and thus knows more about country matters than most in the Westminster bubble. Multilingual, he has successfully run the family firm (tannery) for many years.

      The meejah set him up with that story about wearing city shoes on his visit to Somerset: they ambushed him as he got out of the car, FFS and hadn’t had time to put said wellies on.


  18. 28
    Ed Moribund says:

    Two weeks ago I told the prime minister it was raining.
    Last week at PMQs I told him it was still raining.
    Today..I notice its raining AGAIN!

    What will it take for this Prime Minister to get a grip and stop the rainfall?

    Wesign!{squeak} Wesign!


  19. 29
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    The finger-pointing over the floods fiascos is just the latest indicator of a collapse of the Conservative led coalition.


  20. 34
    Fish says:

    Hunt.s. That’s what Socialists are.

    This morning British Gas are their target. The attack is well executed with Which’s? Richard Llloyd the BBC editors’ choice,,,the ‘go to gob’, to tell us how wicked British Gars are.

    As it happens, Lloyd’s organisation, Which?, the independent consumer advice group are likely to be pulled into work with a new regulator, a ‘Competition and Markets Authority’ if the Marxist Miliband gets into power.

    But are ‘Which?’ that independent. Lloyd, it turns out was a Tony Blair staffer and Which?’s Head of Public Servies, Sonia Sodha is a left wing, former policy adviser to Miliband, at the heart of much of his pre-distribution ideological thinking.

    So once again the BBC and Labour put their placed people into positions of influence and authority, on our TV screens, without telling us who they really are.

    This is typical Labour corruption. if Britain only had a truly independent broadcaster to outline and disclose this manipulations of our institutions.

    Sometime it feels like there has been a silent coup d’état in this country.


    • 42
      Round the Bend says:

      The bBC is hardly silent in their support for Labour, but the public are too deaf and dumb to understand it has happened.


    • 67
      Anonymous says:

      ” if Britain only had a truly independent broadcaster to outline and disclose this manipulations of our institutions.”
      It seems to me that Guido is doing this.


      • 137
        Harbottle says:

        Maybe Guido could set up a weekly section dedicated to exposing leftists in ‘independent’ clothing who provide comment on news and current affairs shows? The airwaves are full of these people and their organisations/charities with never a word about their backgrounds, how they are funded and what their real motives are.


    • 87
      Mornington Crescent says:

      It’s just that prat Vazey having taking a potshot at BG – there’ll be plenty more of this kind of crap until the election.

      Large corporation increases profits thanks to economies of scale shocker!


    • 96
      Jack Ketch says:

      On BBC today one interviewee tore into the government and had nothing but praise for Chris Smith and the EA. She is Mary Dhonau OBE. Unmentioned by the BBC, she has been employed in various roles on flood prevention by the EA and is a failed Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate. So often the BBC (and Sky too) get opinion from people who may have an unspoken agenda.


      • 113
        Proftastic says:

        Saw that insincere rant and wondered what her background was. Another disgraceful sham from the BBC, happens hourly, I only watch News24 to spot these transparent outrages.


    • 114
      Harbottle says:

      Yes I’m sick of this goggle-eyed twat popping up whenever something affecting consumers crops up. Does Which receive public money? Does anyone bother with it in the age of online reviews?


  21. 38
    Julian the Wonderhorse says:

    Shame this won’t get on the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation. Radio 4 Today Programme with its love in for Lord Smith. A 2 minute preamble about “how some people always like to find someone to point the finger at and it isn’t always helpful, but Pickles has politicised the debate and…….” before asking Chris Smith to launch into a five minute uninterrupted defence of why he is so amazing and it’s all down to cuts. “Oh, I’m so sorry to interrupt you….” crooned Evan Davies (when to you ever here that to a Tory?

    It’s all government cuts apparently, and of course climate change.

    Guido, pull your finger out and get a debate going about who ordered a £300 million cut in the British Waterways budget in the mid naughties after Britain was fined by the EU over farm subsidies……McDoom. It all started in Labour!


  22. 40
    Mi Ho Suks says:

    Me so horny. Me love Mr Reed long time.


  23. 43
    J.Reed Eaq says:

    Labour are committed to health care being FREE AT THE POINT OF CARE. So its obvious that the taxpayer had to pay me back.


  24. 48
    Coincidence? says:

    £150 is the average rate for one hour with a lady of the night. Typically East European. Not my personal preference. An English lass is usually £200 .


  25. 49
    All socialists are hypocrites says:

    It’s all bollocks IF you have private health insurance funded by yourself in the case of MPs NOT taxpayers (although plenty of employers pay for their employees health insurance(I had such with BUPA for many years before I retired and now pay myself ata reduced premium through by empoyer’s pensioner’s scheme)or prefer to pay for your treatment then so what….??? Labour is as usual playing the “Politics of Envy Card” again and bringing every one (apart from themselves of course)down to the lowest common level…


  26. 50
    Gay Dave says:

    Anyone know whether he’s one of us? “Nudge Nudge Wink wink”


  27. 53
    SNAFU says:

    Jamie Reed (Labour, Copeland), £12,436.79.

    This is the same MP that is being asked to payback the above amount to IPSA, troughing on Mortgage interest payments.


    • 59
      RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

      Steady on there, do not let truth and hypocrisy get in the way of a good daily spin….. damage already done, the likes of the Beeb will only carry the initial headline :)


  28. 58
    It's time the NHS was more flexible says:

    At least at the Dentist you can top up NHS treatment with your own cash. Ie pay the difference between an NHS silver coloured crown and a better looking gold crown.

    At the hospital upgrades are not allowed and anyone wanting better has to pay the full price.


  29. 60
    Rickytshirt says:

    He’s right. Tories simply don’t value the experience being left to die, laying their own filth and drinking rancid water out of flower vases. Harrumph!


  30. 62
    non taxable pikey says:

    Completely wrong that he charged private physio on expenses. However, the NHS outpatients physiotherapy service is total crap. “I can get you a half hour appointment in 6 weeks time” isn’t a service, it’s a bloody disgrace. In my area 3 visits over god knows how many weeks is the maximum. If it still hurts, bugger off and don’t bother us again. I can afford private physiotherapy but the majority cannot, I feel very sorry for them. My Physio is a visiting lecturer at two Universities and is really good. NHS physios cannot compete. Injuries need treating early and often if people are to get well again.


  31. 63
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Send £12bn abroad to deal with global warming or fill Swiss bank accounts, let our own infrastructure crumble into the sea, but do not worry, Parliament will be voting on smoking in cars……..



  32. 66
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Apart from the fact that he has been exposed as being duplicitous, what is wrong with paying for private medical treatment?, surely that takes the cost away from the NHS and will reduce waiting lists for others, their communist mantra knows no bounds.


    • 82
      non taxable pikey says:

      Since it’s not yet illegal to not use the NHS the there is nothing wrong with paying for medical care. However, what is illegal is claiming it on expenses that are paid from the public purse. Plod should feel his collar.


  33. 73
    Lord Smithy of HIV on the Boys says:

    It’s all down to climate change! More green taxes is the only way to stop it raining.


  34. 77
    Eric Pickles says:

    I am very fat and stupid. Let me piss in your wallet and tell you it’s raining.


  35. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Labour rowing back. Something to hide?


  36. 97
    Patrick Power says:

    Guido’s piling into Lansley !

    Andrew Lansley has been cut from 16/1 into 5/1 to be next UK EU Commissioner.
    http://bit.ly/1fSGV91 pic.twitter.com/8UqRBl1uNz


  37. 98
    Nick Clegg groomed for greatness says:

    Clegg is sent to Somerset to change the narrative by using the politicians favourite ‘what people think is…….but what I am hearing on the ground is…..’ .


  38. 99
    Ed Miliband says:

    So; Dave agrees with Eric but not Owen, who agrees with Chris. Nick agrees with Owen and Chris, not Dave or Eric. Meanwhile, Britain drowns.


    • 108
      Mitch says:

      When somebody drives into your c@r do you only talk about getting it fixed? Nobody mentions who is to blame? It is, in fact, irrelevant?


  39. 104
    Officer Dibble says:

    Odious Maria Eagle on the Daily Politcs wailing that the government are playing “the blame game” on flooding.

    Of course, Labour never blamed anyone…


    • 130
      White wash makers unite says:

      Remember Liebour still have lots of whitewash left over from the the time they were never in charge, which some people believe was from 1997 to 2010.


  40. 105
    Lord Chris Sinecure says:

    The woman who stands in when Brillo has a rest today has an Eagle brother on, plus the erudite Redwood, what with Evans Davies and myself, it’s all looking like a meeting of a Gay Carnival. Redwood, stay resolute and don’t retie your laces.


    • 107
      Lord Chris Sinecure says:

      Some enrichment female also on, probably never seen a floodplain, ….the Resolute Foundation….sounds interesting, wtf is that?


      • 119
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        A Foundation Resolutely committed to getting their grubby little hands on more taxpayers money.


  41. 106
    cheche says:

    John Redwood doing well against the two labour wimmin


  42. 110
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I am now able to give a cast iron guarantee that there will not be a hosepipe ban this summer.

    There I’ve said it.


  43. 118
    Lord Chris Sinecure says:

    You should all prepare for a hosepipe ban come May, this water will not stay for long. Reuse your toilet water NOW.


  44. 121
    John Bellingham says:


    APPLY EARLY—(This is no joke, suggest everyone here applies just to take the piss.)



  45. 122
    SUV Food Bank Club says:

    We object to Mrs Curry telling us not to fill our petrol tanks when we go for food. Brillo needs to get a grip on the bitch.


  46. 123
    Ah! wait a minute says:

    “What! A Tory MP chatting up a girl!!! Can’t be right surely.” ( sic. no ? )

    BUT a girl chatting up a Tory MP, shows ambition.


  47. 125
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    Are more dykes needed? *innocent face*


  48. 127
    its-a-Lib-lab-tory (con) says:

    Obviously the £150 for the services of a private physio company on his expenses was for the cost of an A4 letterhead saying he had to undergo further treatment. I would suggest other “expenses” maybe forthcoming.


  49. 129
    Border Terrier says:

    Jamie Reed – shallow and dishonest chancer, started life as bag carrier to the Labour Leader of Cumbria County Council. Should have stayed there.


  50. 131
    C.O.Jones says:

    All this fuss over a little water. Tut tut.


    • 132
      C.O.Jones says:

      Somerset is Liberal country anyway, none of them would get their feet wet. They are all sitting on the fence.


  51. 134
    Proftastic says:

    I blame Monty Don for all this. BBC ecoloon tells us to plant drought proof gardens every year and assures us desert like conditions will soon be frequent.
    Drought proof gardens don’t absorb as much water as they require 4x as much drainage to stop the plants rotting in winter.


  52. 139
  53. 142
    Anonymous says:

    Liebor MP is a two-faced slimy hypocrite. Whatever next eh?


  54. 145
    Graham says:

    Another fucking useles Liebour arsehole who has ne er had a real job. Fucking Liebour patty is full of pricks like him.


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