We Paid the Piper for Brown

The Telegraph has had a closer look at Brown’s receipts and learnt that not only has he charged his cleaning to the taxpayer, he double-dipped for two properties after flipping his designation when he moved into Downing Street.  Gordon flipped the designation of his second home from London to Scotland 10 days after Blair announced he would begoing. This allowed Gordon to carry on claiming a second home allowance after he moved into Downing Street.  He has now been shamed into repaying the imprudent simultaneous over-claiming on two properties. 

This detail is up there with claiming for wreaths; according to the Telegraph

… a detailed analysis of Mr Brown’s expense claims also reveals that the Prime Minister claimed £30 on his office expenses for the cost of hiring a bagpiper to play at a ceremony for veterans.

George Wallace, who played at a “veterans’ badge presentation” at a church in Kirkcaldy, told The Daily Telegraph: “I took a few hours off work but I said I wasn’t worried about getting paid. I was quite surprised when the cheque came from Gordon Brown.” 

Gordon Brown being generous with other people’s money? The story of his political life…




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