This evening’s Dispatches will blow the lid on five more troughing rent-swapper MPs. Throughout October Guido revealed names of several of the MPs who were billing the taxpayer for the rent for their London accommodation despite owning properties in the capital that they themselves were renting out. Tonight’s programme alleges:
Here is the list of MPs claiming for rent in full:
There are some very interesting names on that list. It would seem that Peter Luff is renting off a Frank Lampard. According to the chants, there is only one Frank Lampard, so it must be the Chelsea footballer. Keith Simpson rents off Tory peer Howard Flight. Stephen Williams rents off disgraced LibDem peer Jenny Tonge while Julian Huppert rents from Channel Four’s much loved old political editor Elinor Goodman. Jessica Morden rents off Madeleine Moon. They’re both Labour MPs.
Every single one of these MPs is relaying the same old sob story word for word to try to excuse their rent-swap troughing.
They can blame the rules all they like, the fact is they are profiting thanks to the taxpayer…
Michael Dugher MP, in charge of Labour's defence procurement review, rents off a Defence lobbyist.
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) November 19, 2012