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Is this the bloke who is going to cut services for the poor and most vulnerable?

Its in the national interest.

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I've been very impressed by this chap.

I wouldn't like to see him go because of a witch hunt.

18 of the cabinet are millionaires.

He was the vice-president of banking giant JP Morgan.

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I've been very impressed by this chap.

I wouldn't like to see him go because of a witch hunt.

You can't be serious. He was trousering £950 a month on expenses which he was paying to his boyfriend to rent rooms in two properties?

"At no point did I consider myself to be in breach of the rules which in 2009 defined partner as 'one of a couple… who although not married to each other or civil partners are living together and treat each other as spouses'.

"Although we were living together we did not treat each other as spouses - for example we do not share bank accounts and indeed have separate social lives.

Perhaps that sort of sh1te passes as legitimate practice at JP Morgan.

I can't believe anyone with an IQ over 30 could believe what he's said there. He's just embarassing himself.

Scumbag. Wish I hadn't voted for any of them now.

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The part about living seperate lives and just sleeping together I thought was a fairly interessting nugget.... but for me the key is as follows.... ok ok so the poor chap didn't want to come out as he hadn't told mummy and daddy that grandkids were unlikely, ok ok so renting a room is not a huge swindle as we would have had to pay for somewhere for him to live anyway BUT BUT BUT ( so to speak)....... he knew what he was doing was wrong, he was worried about being caught but chose to carry on, he would have been through the standard skeletons in the closet interview ( me ...?... no ! I'm as straight as they come as long as you don't count the concealed boyfriend who's more of just a bed buddy as we don't socialise together and I fund him through the expenses system)... he chose to reveal nothing and thought he'd get away with it.... hardly the character I'd want in a senior govt position... anyone that concerend about a little gay sex and expenses swindle was probably ripe for blackmail.

Pity really as I had hoped he might be rather good... lets see if cameron and clegg keep him.... so much for new politics eh Nicky boy..... you've gone down like a rent boy on this one ( so to speak)

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I've been very impressed by this chap.

I wouldn't like to see him go because of a witch hunt.

Or indeed a bitch-hunt

So funny though, didn't think the first sleaze scalp would be a Lib.

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Or indeed a bitch-hunt

So funny though, didn't think the first sleaze scalp would be a Lib.

Do any of these people have any integrity?

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Oinking trougher, his sexuality is a red herring. We're all in this together! Savage cuts required! :lol:

The Yeovil MP has been claiming up to £950 a month for five years to rent a room in two properties owned by his partner, according to reports. He claimed for cash to sub-let a room in Kennington, South London, between 2004 and 2007, it is said.

Mr Lundie, who was also registered as living at the property, sold the flat for a profit of £193,000 in 2007.

He bought another house nearby for £510,000. The MP began claiming to rent the "second bedroom" in this property. His claims increased to £920 a month. Mr Lundie also lived at the property. Mr Laws' home is in Yeovil.

Hopefully Cameron will stick to his word and show Mr Laws the door. "We can't go on like this".

Edited by Cogs

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Wow, half a million for the seat in the Lords. When you think about it, it might be cheaper to buy one of those and take the expenses than to actually buy an ex-Council Flat in the capital. I wonder if its been on Money Saving Expert yet?

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Sad to read this- he did seem a good choice for the job to me- more empathy than the banker stereotype at least.

What is so depressing about these people is the fact that they don't really need the money- what is it all about?

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Guest Steve Cook

Do any of these people have any integrity?

No.

They are politicians.

Which means they are corrupt to begin with or become corrupt as a consequence of their position

Edited by Steve Cook

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Sad to read this- he did seem a good choice for the job to me- more empathy than the banker stereotype at least.

What is so depressing about these people is the fact that they don't really need the money- what is it all about?

Its just in the nature of people like that to feel entitled to anything they can get their hands on. They'd steal candy from babies on the way home from the office if they thought they could get away with it.

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Among his other allies to be ennobled were the former MPs Michael Wills, Des Browne, John McFall

For services to banksters no doubt.

"Say you're sorry Fred and you can have £30k a month for life"

"Sorry"

"That wasn't so hard now was it? £50s do ya?"

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For services to banksters no doubt.

"Say you're sorry Fred and you can have £30k a month for life"

"Sorry"

"That wasn't so hard now was it? £50s do ya?"

I have quite a different view of Fred the Shred. I think that the money was 'hush' money pure and simple. I think that guy has quite a story to tell that most likely bring down some important 'people' if it were told. I'm not saying he's a nice, innocent guy and was not at fault. I'm just saying that I 'think' he took the bullet for others and is laughing all the way to the bank...pardon the pun!

There is more than meets the eye with regards to RBS I suspect!

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I think his days are numbered, which is a shame as I quite liked some of the stuff he was saying.

But funding a rent boy at public expense just seams several magnitudes worse then renting some adult video's, its certainly more expensive, or maybe I'm just old fashioned.

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Sad to read this- he did seem a good choice for the job to me- more empathy than the banker stereotype at least.

What is so depressing about these people is the fact that they don't really need the money- what is it all about?

Politicians "seem" to be lots of things and if you don't keep in mind that they are really just actors and often do not mean a word of what they say, then they will generally disappoint and surprise you. The current lot (Cameron, Clegg, Haig etc) generally "seem" jolly decent chaps (certainly far less loathsome than Brown and most of his henchmen and women) but perhaps they will become reviled too in time (if they aren't already, depending on your point of view). You have to be a very forthright character to resist the trappings and temptations and money making opportunities of power. But yes, as you say, some of them have so much money they don't need graft, but many (most?) human beings are greedy, and greed for power is an unattractive trait. I personally don't get that feeling particularly strongly with this lot, but that will probably change. They usually manage to p1ss you off don't they.

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