March 21st, 2014

Taxpayer Pays Out for MPs’ Employment Tribunals

Readers will know parliament can be a tough place to work, just look at David Ruffley’s temper tantrums or what has been happening during certain ongoing criminal trials (allegedly). New figures reveal there have been at least five separate employment tribunal cases where bag-carriers made complaints against MPs since 2010, with some resulting in the taxpayer forking out for payouts where the staffer has been found to have had a legitimate grievance. However, Commons authorities are refusing to disclose how much has been spent on compensation for the reason that it was agreed in confidence with the MPs concerned. Given it is clearly in the public interest to know how much the public is paying and there is no danger of anyone being identified, that sounds like a cover-up to Guido…


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  1. 1
    Owen Jones says:

    I wnat to tell you how to spend your money

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    • 3
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

      The Labour Party, wasting your money so you don’t have to.

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      • 5
        The Foreign Aid Budget says:

        The Labour and Conservative Parties, wasting your money so you don’t have any.

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      • 40
        Anti Anti Anti Anti says:

        Yeah, yeah fucknuts, you seem to think there is any sort of difference between any of those scum fucks in parliament. Stop posting the same dull point on every thread you stupid fucking wanker. You are a perfect little drone for whatever party it is you support. They are pissing themselves laughing at you and you type. They really do think you are thick. Every single member of parliament is a dirty, lying, thieving, cheating scumfuck who needs a bullet in their fucking head. It really does not matter what party they play their part for, kill each and every one of the scumfuckers. The only way change will come is down the barrel of a gun,

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    • 13
      Tom Wätson says:

      Oi, bugger off, it was my idea first.

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  2. 2
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    The impoverished masses should thank me for spending all my time blogging on “Order Order” and arguing with B-list politicos. I am the saviour of the workers.

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  3. 4
    Firm But Fair says:

    Since when does an employer pay out on behalf of a convicted staff member?

    These MPs should be made to pay from their own pocket. In any other job they’d be sacked on the spot.

    No wonder they’re so out of touch, these MPs live beyond the law and when held to account, expense their incompetence and failure on the taxpayer.

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    • 6
      Uncle Joe says:

      Shoot the employees for challenging Soviet Power. And then shoot your Peoples Representatives for bringing Soviet Power into disrepute. Take firing squad costs from both relevant families (any refusal shoot them and start process again).

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    • 9
      unfair & infirm? says:

      quite right sir

      could we have a lawyer’s contribution on how it differs from fraud?

      the sfo won’t be interested because they see no evidence – there’s a surprise

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      Your use of the term ‘convicted’ is misleading – these are civil claims in employment tribunals, not criminal trials. An employer is liable if a staff member commits an act of discrimination, victimisation or harassment against a colleague, provided that the act was carried out in the course of employment. Similarly, an employer would be liable for any negligent acts carried out in the course of employment – that’s the very basis or vicarious liability.

      However, the key difference between the employer and the Parliamentary authorities is that an employer can sack an employee who cocks up and lands it with a hefty compensation bill. No such option is available in Parliament. Moreover, if the fact that an MP has been held liable is not disclosed to the electorate, they are also denied the chance to sanction him or her for it at the ballot box.

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  4. 7
    Press Association says:

    Shock announcement from 10 Downing Street

    The Scottish referendum is cancelled

    Illegal referendum in Crimea is given as the reason

    And we cannot have a referendum on EU membership

    That would be far too democratic

    Truth is stranger than fiction

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    • 12
      vlad sputum says:

      i’m fully in favour of a referendum in scotistan

      ….and as for the shetlands……

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    • 39
      The end is nigh says:

      Cash your pensions in and buy a fast car, and go on a cruise.

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      • 52
        John Bellingham says:

        Cash in your pension, sell your house, emigrate to a low cost country like Botswana or St Kitts or Grenada where the living is easy and the black people still have some respect for old whitey. You will still get your winter fuel allowance and 100k will allow you to live like a rajah for 10 years-400k makes you a nabob.

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    • 49
      Which is ok with me says:

      And the Fenians can fuck right off if they think they’ll get a referendum on a united Ireland.

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  5. 8
    Sell By Date says:

    Guido, your ‘comment of the day’ is getting a bit whiffy. Do you mind putting it in the wheelie bin?

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  6. 11
    Barrow Boy Bercow says:

    Come on Guido

    I am the worthy successor of Gorbals Mick

    Remember him?

    He went to Court to try and stopp the expenses disclosure scandal

    I’m just continuing the anti democratic tradition

    The British People should never know the truth

    They might just revolt

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  7. 15
    This has got to stop! says:

    It looks like the time is drawing near when gunpowder in the cellars will be necessary – or maybe a couple of artillery pieces parked across the river…

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    • 19
      Plebs' Revolt says:

      Piano wire more appropriate

      Perhaps we can hire some Ukrainian thugs to do the job

      A Maidan in Parliament Square?

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      • 23
        a press agent says:

        end the maidan around when i’ve finished in court today

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      • 51
        Dictator Hater EU says:

        …How can I stop the EU stirring it up in Ukraine as a normal,free thinking citizen,and,i do not want Ukraine thugs getting EU freedoms,stop it now…….please?

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  8. 16
    Social Darwinist says:

    We are post modern and post democratic

    Get used to it

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    • 19
      a pleb says:

      a book was written on 19thC british politics: power without democracy

      now perhaps we have neither

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      • 24
        Social Darwinist says:

        Probable

        The State and Rule of Law have clearly collapsed

        Massively cash rich and criminal interests rule

        It will end with machine guns at some stage…or anarchy perhaps?

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  9. 18
    I hate Labour says:

    Question Time last night was a laugh. Mass murderer Andy Maybe it’s Maybelline Burnham was on pulling stupid faces any time Dominic Raab mentioned Labour’s record.

    The audience had the usual smattering of Labour plants. The clue is when one of them talks about “the Tory-led coalition”. The ordinary voter on the street does not refer to the government that way. They either say “the coalition” or “the government”. “The Tory-led coalition” is a Labour soundbite.

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    • 22
      a pleb says:

      you live a sheltered life sir – one has heard other descriptions of the coalition

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      • 31
        Jimmy says:

        To be fair, the Tories are causing the damage, the Liberals are aiding and abetting them.

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        • 42
          The Cost of Living Crisis says:

          Gideon has done me irreparable damage so you better tell Ned he needs another go at bullshit bingo.

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        • 44
          was it something I said? says:

          If the Tories have a time machine and have gone back to Staffordshire hospital to kill people in 2008 then I do wish, while they’re at it, they’d go back to 1996 and shove Gordon Brown under a bus.

          Maybe that’s what happened to Sheena McDonald. Somebody came back from the future to kill Brown but got his girlfriend by mistake.

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        • 60
          Vlad the Loudhailer says:

          They certainly are doing damage to any credibility for any last vestige of fiscal competence Labour may have.

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      • 33
        Social Darwinist says:

        The “Coalition” exists to provide us with cheap entertainment

        The members of said Coalition pretend to look after our interests while negotiating with more or less criminal banksters and oligarchs for their multi million pound bungs when they are kicked out

        And so on…

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    • 28
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

      The Labour Party, spending nearly all your money before you get it.

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      • 32
        Tha National Debt says:

        The Labour and conservative Parties, spending nearly all your grandchildrens’ money on interest payments before they are even born.

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      • 43
        Burnham & Watson, comedians says:

        Labour health policies, killing you before you can cash in your pension.

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    • 56
      John Bellingham says:

      Well observed. I have also noticed that ALL Labour spokespersons (Spokesthings?) refer to Conservative ministers by their surnames only, never their title or full name, so the Prime Minister is “Cameron”, the Chancellor “Osbourne” and so on while LibDems get “Nick Clegg” or “Vince Cable”–this cannot just be a matter of poor breeding and bad manners, it must be part of the training on “How to act on TV” along with the shouting, interrupting and refusal to answer a question.
      The plants on Question Time do the same.

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  10. 25
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    You cannot make up how out of touch and fucking insane these Tories have become. I can just see my 74 year old next door neighbour driving to the bingo in her Lamborghini to get plastered on beer. What a vision

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    • 30
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

      Better that than being told by Labour how to spend her money.

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    • 45
      ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

      Whilst I sit alone pisssoaked in a tiny room, lit only by a 60w bulb with no shade.

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  11. 26
    Glooptrotter says:

    Should office shredders be banned from parliament?

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  12. 27
    At last says:

    The first British charges for female genital mutilation were announced today in a landmark decision by the country’s top prosecutor. Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said two people, one a doctor, would appear in court charged with carrying out the crime at London’s Whittington Hospital in November 2102. The two people charged are Dr Dhanoun Dharmasena, who is accused of carrying out the mutilation, and Hasan Mohammed, who is alleged to have aided and abetted in the crime.
    Today’s historic announcement is the first time that criminal action has been taken against an alleged perpetrator since FGM was made illegal in 1985. No action will be taken in four other cases, however, after the legal obstacles to prosecution proved too great.

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    • 34
      The God of Abraham says:

      Meanwhile, tens of thousands of young boys have their genitals mutilated for religious reasons every year and it is not even illegal.

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      • 50
        God says:

        Hey hold on, that was the compromise me and old Abe came to, in return he didnt need to kill Issac as I had originally demanded. I’m a straight sort of guy you know.

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      • 58
        John Bellingham says:

        I can understand the Stamford Hill set undergoing the procedure, they are too young to object, but the MOzzies and the Schwartzers do it voluntarily when they are in their teens! No wonder that are always so angry with the world!

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    • 62
      Wonga end of de stick says:

      “The first British charges for genital mutilation were announced today”.

      Bugger me, I was expecting to see a price list for the procedures, not details of a fucking prosecution!

      Presumably there must somewhere be a price list for such “services”?

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    • 65
      Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

      Did you note the word BRITISH doctor?

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  13. 35
    DAVE one term flop CAMERON says:

    Nice to see that the half of Ukraine not invaded by Putin , is now consentrating on joining the EU , which i’m sure Barosso and Rumpypumpy will rush to embrace

    Don’t forget that once Ukraine is part of the EU , the whole of europe will have to defend it should Putin want the rest of it

    WW3 on the way ?

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    • 37
      DAVE one term flop CAMERON says:

      Concentrating

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    • 54
      Little person says:

      …..I do not want the thuggish,Ukraine rioters to be sidled up to by our EU people,how do I object?

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      • 59
        DAVE one term flop CAMERON says:

        Vote for Putin lol

        Or hope he grabs the rest of it before they become eligible to claim our benefits

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    • 63
      Wonga end of de stick says:

      Is there some mutual defence pact then – and the EU does not even have its own forces!

      Perhaps you maybe confusing with NATO – which is not the same as the EU at all.

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  14. 38
    Corby says:

    When an employer loses a tribunal it is the employer that pays.

    It appears that the MPs have misdirected themselves:the emplouyment is by the MP not the House of Commons. Accrodingly the MPs shupuld pay, unless the House of Commons specifically employs and pays directly the applicant.

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  15. 41
    Democrat says:

    I am going to set up private non taxable bingo clubs Guido

    In people’s private houses

    All power to the People

    Adam Smith said it was the right thing to do

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