The Mail on Sunday has Hoon bang to rights manipulating the system to build a mortgage free property portfolio. He lived in a grace and favour apartment in Admiralty House, rented out his London home and claimed the allowance for his constituency home. In the process making hundreds of thousands in profits playing the system and clearing his mortgage. All at the expense of the taxpayer.
Classic line from the article:
When The Mail on Sunday suggested that it appeared he had made a considerable sum by ‘manipulating the system’, he replied: ‘I don’t accept that for a moment.’
UPDATE : According to the News of the World 138 MPs rent out a property at the same time as claiming claiming a second home allowance. 138 MPs are clearly and Hoonishly manipulating the system to build a property portfolio at the taxpayer’s expense. That is how “public servants” who have never had a proper job in their lives, retire as millionaires off the backs of taxpayers.