When Guido started his campaign against troughing MPs it was an occasional thing to to do a Sunday Sleaze Round-Up. Nowadays it is difficult to keep up with so many pigs in so much s**t:
Jacqui claimed for her barbecue as well as her kitchen sink to ‘help her perform her duties as an MP’.
MPs ‘not trusted’ to review their own pay and expenses according to the Committee for Standards in Public Life.
It accompanies their story on the husband and wife champion parliamentary troughing team to match and exceed the greedy pillaging of the taxpayers done by the Wintertons – the Robinsons. They get to trough in Westminster and at the Northern Ireland Assembly to the tune of an unbelievable £600,000 a year.
MPs have even claimed for their taxes out of your taxes. Genius. They charge stamp duty to expenses.
Guido has been shouting about the Green Book Rule changes which came into force on April Fools Day – and politicians really must take us for fools. To stop all the rule breaking by MPs they came up with a clever solution. Scrap the rules! Keep on troughing…
Finally Rudi Vis MP is retiring from troughing and will no longer be on burden on the taxpayers – just as soon as we finance his retirement home on expenses. Don’t forget to collect your gold-plated index-linked pension scheme…