Earlier this year, Guido revealed Labour MP Sarah Champion’s £17 expenses claim for a poppy wreath.
Then top Miliband aide John Cruddas was caught putting funeral flowers on the taxpayers’ tab.
Now the Tories are at it too.
Wealthy Stephen Hammond rakes in £67,000 a year as the MP for Wimbledon. He also owns a luxury £500,000 second home in Portugal, complete with a swimming pool.
That didn’t stop the rotund miser from filing a £4.50 expenses claim on Remembrance Sunday last year for “mileage” to drive, in his own car, to “two Remembrance services” within his constituency.
This is what greedy Hammond said about MPs’ pay in the last parliament:
“An MP salary should be linked to a public sector job of similar responsibility such as a GP. Official figures I have been shown put the average salary for a GP at over £105,000.”
At least then maybe he’d be able to find the cash to honour our heroes from his own pocket.