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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/10729984/Maria-Miller-to-have-to-repay-thousands-of-pounds-and-apologise-over-expenses-claims.html

Culture Secretary to be censured for abusing parliamentary expenses system after overclaiming for her mortgage and making £1m profit on sale.

If it were anyone else they would have been given a large fine been charged admin fees and most likely have some assets confiscated. This country is corrupt to the core and is the most corrupt country on this planet, they know how to diffuse corruption in this country maybe we should export it.

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Theft from the public purse should be met with swift and harsh punishment, life in prison minimal.

It would stop a lot of this over-night, make an example of these people.

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Although the house only cost £234,000 in 1995, the Millers took out a large mortgage against the house – and claimed the interest on the mortgage from the taxpayer.

In November 2007, they increased the mortgage from £525,000 to £575,000. The rules state that MPs could only increase their mortgages to pay the costs of necessary improvements – and that these should be signed off with the parliamentary authorities.

A 125% improvement before the mortgage increase in 2007?

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She is a disgusting creature, but like Jacqui Smith, will get away with it.

Meanwhile, someone who overclaims £137.33 on council tax rebate will get six months inside.

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Generally speaking how can a fine deter theft?.......steal a million and pay a £200k fine....still pounds in, £800k up, could have been a million up, but a £200k fine is well worth paying. ;)

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And they will STILL wonder why politicians are held with contempt.

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And they will STILL wonder why politicians are held with contempt.

Far to many of them are easily led, tempted, and in it for themselves their ego and own self importance..... A few put the others into disrepute......who then can be trusted? ;)

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A 125% improvement before the mortgage increase in 2007?

They really are financial whizz kids, our political class, arent they?

Manage (by luck) to buy at the bottom of the cycle, gets a job in the top decile of income, and still manage to triple their debt, rather than pay it down over the next decade or so.

What an earth do they spent it on? The expenses cover most things. Do they walk around with money flying out of their pockets or something?

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They really are financial whizz kids, our political class, arent they?

Manage (by luck) to buy at the bottom of the cycle, gets a job in the top decile of income, and still manage to triple their debt, rather than pay it down over the next decade or so.

What an earth do they spent it on? The expenses cover most things. Do they walk around with money flying out of their pockets or something?

If the figures are correct, there doesn't seem to be any question raised as to why the mortgage was £525,000 in 2007 on a property that only cost £234,000 in 1995. When all she is allowed to increase it for is necessary improvements.

2012

The Culture Secretary rented a home from a major Conservative donor and property developer in a private deal that has not been declared to Whitehall officials, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Maria Miller rented her constituency home from Nigel McNair Scott, with the rent understood to be more than £6,000-a-year less than the property is now being advertised for potential tenants.

When claiming parliamentary expenses, Mrs Miller designated the home as her main property.

This arrangement meant she could claim from the taxpayer for the costs of the mortgages and other expenses on the family home she already owned.

Mrs Miller and Mr McNair Scott said on Wednesday night that the rent agreed for the property — and a previous home also rented by the Cabinet minister from the property developer – was not set at a preferential level.

However, the properties were not independently valued or marketed before being rented by Mrs Miller.

Mr McNair Scott has been both the treasurer and chairman of Mrs Miller’s local constituency party and is a financial backer of the minister. The property company he chairs, Helical Bar, and the firm’s chief executive are also major supporters of the Conservative Party.

Ministers are under a duty to declare any “perceived” conflict of interest to Whitehall officials and are thought to be specifically asked whether they benefit from any preferential property deals.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/9741209/Maria-Miller-did-not-declare-home-rented-from-major-Tory-donor.html

Mr McNair Scott's £7,500 donations show up on her register of interests...

a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:

(a) Name of donor: Nigel McNair Scott

(a) Address of donor: private

(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of £7,500 to my constituency association

(a) Donor status: individual

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=11389

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Theft from the public purse should be met with swift and harsh punishment, life in prison minimal.

It would stop a lot of this over-night, make an example of these people.

For one of the question cards from a 'British Trivia Quiz' we played at Christmas:

In the clock tower of Big Ben is a prison cell for MPs who break parliamentary rules. True or false?

Answer: True

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I would love every single defence lawyer in the country to cite these cases at the end of theirs when defending fraudsters, offer to pay the money back for there to be no jail time.

One law for the proles another for our MP's. The houses of Parliament is only fit for criminals, luckily it's full of em!

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If the figures are correct, there doesn't seem to be any question raised as to why the mortgage was £525,000 in 2007 on a property that only cost £234,000 in 1995. When all she is allowed to increase it for is necessary improvements.

That would be because she didn't become an MP until 2005. It would be a bit unreasonable for the rules to apply to the time before someone was elected. She's still a chiselling little crook mind you.

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I think its about time the MPs renting to each other was given a bump. Can't believe that these crimes just aren't being punished.

The Telegraph should start a campaign for the British people to see justice done.

Out all MPs interests, nothing should be hidden.

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I think its about time the MPs renting to each other was given a bump. Can't believe that these crimes just aren't being punished.

The Telegraph should start a campaign for the British people to see justice done.

Out all MPs interests, nothing should be hidden.

Agreed. What an interesting can of worms that would be...

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I think its about time the MPs renting to each other was given a bump. Can't believe that these crimes just aren't being punished.

The Telegraph should start a campaign for the British people to see justice done.

Out all MPs interests, nothing should be hidden.

MPs manage the interests of the Elites, they are always protected. There truly is them and us. Elites have no national allegiance they come and go across nations using the means of production to further their interests and family legacy. Whether its mining, fracking, pharmaceuticals, retail or banking, they use hot money to lend to nations to further their interests. When the population complain or there is a "lack of productivity" as no one wants to work for nothing - they simply move on to the next country; all the while telling the "little people" they should be happy it isn't the middle ages when they would just die in the street as the Lords and Ladies walk past them.

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Theft from the public purse should be met with swift and harsh punishment, life in prison minimal.

It would stop a lot of this over-night, make an example of these people.

are you suggesting the chinese have got it right?

theirs face the firing squad!

I think repeat offenders are rather few and far between over there. :P

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Far to many of them are easily led, tempted, and in it for themselves their ego and own self importance.....

maybe we need to vet them all first.

1 year in the big brother house before nomination :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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They really are financial whizz kids, our political class, arent they?

Manage (by luck) to buy at the bottom of the cycle, gets a job in the top decile of income, and still manage to triple their debt, rather than pay it down over the next decade or so.

What an earth do they spent it on? The expenses cover most things. Do they walk around with money flying out of their pockets or something?

that's why I've advocated swedish-style state owned domiciles habitable only for duration of public service,salary increase linked to GDP-CPI, and house of commons itemised(and published) credit cards instead of expenses.

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I sort of expect this of Tories. What gets me is Labour are worse.

you just had to take a look at the former soviet union and countries like romania etc to see what they were doing.

let's face it, if those who formerly LIVED under such regimes are telling you that we have a problem and it all looks a bit familiar.

...then we have a problem.

no sh1t sherlock

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