Saturday, March 29, 2008

Want to Know Where Your Tax is Going?

£700k bill to tart up Commons Speaker's free home

COMMONS Speaker Michael Martin's London home has had more than £700,000 spent on it since he moved in, it was revealed last night. The cash went on items such as furniture, art and air conditioning for the grace and favour official residence. An additional £992,000 was spent on Speaker's Garden, although most of that went on improving security in the wake of 9/11.(Oh Good ! I was getting concerned for a moment) The spending spree was revealed last night as he faced pressure over his review of MPs' expenses. Martin, Labour MP for Glasgow North East, was elected Speaker in 2000. These are Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act . This Squeaker is doing OK. Is't he ?

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9 thoughts on “Want to Know Where Your Tax is Going?

  • I do not understand what the relevance is to housepricecrash.co.uk.

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  • Landedgentry says:

    Some animals are more equal than others.

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  • “MPs have got to get their palace in order.”

    Badum tissh! I think that’s exactly what they’ve been doing, with our money!

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  • greytornado says:

    “Pigs in the trough”. There’s no other way of putting it.

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  • Yes ! This can only be described as Evil. —- And —- right,smack in our faces — revealing the utter contempt they really hold the public – their voters in.
    I hope a lot of people read this and the Media circulate this kind of thing massively to at least force these Members of Parliament to have, if nothing else, an appearance of some kind of conscience and Duty.

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  • This is disgusting. Bring back the death penality.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    No wonder the speaker fought for secrecy on this issue! Sack is sorry ass. We should be marching on Westminster. Does anybody care anymore? All those 300,000 French to immigrate here did nothing for our sense of dignity, surely we should have learned something from them by now, that governments listen if you demonstrate. And we let them ban it!!

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Maybe the cash wasn’t about security, but a bonus for his part in the MI5 plot, or maybe silence money. If the latter, they’ll have to find another way to sort him out.

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  • Yeah MP’s got thier place in order…Yeah the shreaded the eveidence.

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