Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pig, Snout, Trough.

MPs vote to keep controversial expenses system

MPs tonight voted to reject reform of their controversial expenses system. Their vote in the House of Commons means they will retain their additional costs allowance to fund second homes in London. They will also have their spending audited only by internal auditors. Voting was close with 172 voting to retain the old system and 144 voting for change, leaving a majority of 28 maintaining the status quo.

Posted by flintster1994 @ 06:35 PM (674 views)
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4 thoughts on “Pig, Snout, Trough.

  • planning4acrash says:

    Surprise, surprise. They are responsible for the rise in prices, fully aware of it and totally capable of hedging their bets and retaining their position in the pecking order. We need a revolution damn it!

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  • P4ac.
    Mostly agree with you on that one – especially the sentiment. Not sure about them being responsible for the rises though. Didn’t you previously claim it was the fault of the banks, the elite and the NWO?

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  • They are fully aware that they are making one rule for themselves and another for constituents, but that’s what happens when you allow a body to be poacher and gamekeeper.

    Ask a body to keep itself in line and you will get a litany of lies, corruption and excuses.

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  • ….and here’s another little snippet. Apparently the bigwigs at HMRC (tax & customs) went on to taxpayer-funded meal at Shepherd’s in Westminster with no tax consequences, even though their own rules say they should be taxed on such freebies. HMRC chairman Dave Hartnett recently wrote to an MP that “it is a matter of government policy that business entertainment is not allowed as a deduction for tax purposes”. Business people have started to question HMRC’s double standards on business entertaining. (See the ‘Snouts in the Trough’ column in the current Private Eye.)

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