John Reid, the former home secretary, Charles Kennedy and government whip Tommy McAvoy exploited the same perk to build their own personal property portfolio.
You the taxpayer subsidised them building up a property portfolio. This scam is rife.
Gordon Brown faces censure by the Standards Commissioner, for failing to declare £1,600 in rent from subletting his constituency office to Labour Party allies. He claims from the taxpayer for the cost of the offices that he sublet.
David Miliband has been indulging in more creative accounting to avoid inheritance taxes – he should just wait for Osborne to become chancellor. How does the son of a Marxist professor end up living in a £1.3 million home without ever having a proper job outside politics?
Even some Labour MPs think Jacqui Smith is troughing it too much with her second home fiddle and they stay for three nights a week in London hotels for less than a £100 a night. Costing taxpayers much less than she claims to stay at her sisters…