Guido is digging into a whole new seam of scams that have come to his notice. MPs are renting out buy-to-let properties that they own, to members of their own staff, to whom they authorise payments out of parliamentary expenses. Laundering their expenses via their staff back into their own pockets.
Like a Victorian mill owner paying his tenanted workers in their own coin to pay back in rent and spend in their tied shops. Except MPs use our money…
UPDATE : Have just been given information about MPs renting properties to other MPs who claim for the rent on expenses, which they then pay into their MP mate’s pocket. Nice.
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