MP Expenses

So Hazel Blears has written a cheque for £13,000 to payback the capital gains tax that she didn't pay when she sold her 'second property'. This second property co-incidently she kept flipping from one property to another like a pancake!

Well sorry too late Hazel! It just shows the amount of money she has to simply write out a cheque for that sort of money anyway! If she has so much money then why fiddle with the system in the first place? How are we to trust such greedy MPs? It is completely unbelievable that not one MP seems to be taking any sort of responsibility. Each one simply blames the system and they were working within the rules.

Rules or no rules, the fact that MPs were happily swopping their second home allowance from house to house, making extensive home improvements with public money and then selling it on for a profit is totally disgusting. How they ever thought they were in the right in the first place is incredible and just shows worryingly the morons running the country at the moment.

Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats has come out and repaid the £110 he claimed for buying a trouser press! The guy claimed back on expenses, a trouser press!!! His excuse was spat out in a major humph earlier on today "well in my position, representing the party, we have to be smart and well dressed and people seem to have taken an offence to that so I have repaid the money". Well so doesn't everyone in a job Nick? I have to wear a suit to work along with thousands of other people each day. I don't see everyone going to their companies and claiming back trouser presses. I know what would be said to me if I handed in my expenses form with an iron on it with the excuse "I need to look smart".

Then health minister Phil Hope is said to be repaying £41,000 worth of expenses. I don't even earn that in a year! Yet the fact of the matter is that none of these MPs are admitting they are in the wrong, when quite obviously they know they are! Because if I felt I was in the right I would be putting up much more of a fight not to loose my £41,000!! These MPs would get far, far more respect admitting wrong doing than simply writing a cheque.

Yet while all this is going on Gordon Brown is no where to be seen, probably writing a press release on how upset he is to hear about Katie Price and Peter Andre splitting up, than to be concentrating on real issues. Mincing about "trying" to get a cross party system in place. Get some balls Gordon - take charge!

Because who was it, yet again, coming out with a vote of confidence, a statement of sincere apology, told us that we had been let down, that everyone in his party will pay back the money or be thrown out; yes David Cameron. David Cameron's display of anger over the problem and quick actions to nip it in the bud was great to see.

All this wouldn't have been possible of course without The Daily Telegraph, without the Telegraph we wouldn't have found any of this out. It is to their credit this has all come to light and has become great PR for them in the process. I would love to see the sales figures!

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