This time it's Tony McNulty (See Link)
This Minister for The Home office, who basically was the minister for law and order, had 2 homes within 8 miles of each other. The second home allowance was meant for mps who live too far away to commute everyday, not mps who live with in 10 miles.
How the hell did he get away with it for so long?
How many more mps have done this?
He has been told to repay £13,000 and to apologise to the house of commons. Oh what a punishment that is to someone who has fiddled around £72,000 for his second home. Now it is said that he can keep £60,000 of the, fiddled, expenses claimed.
Do these politicians forget that the money they are fiddling is OUR money, the taxpayers money that we earn through bloody hard work. We work to try and give ourselves and our families a home, food and clothing, and if possible a holiday now and again, but these politicians use OUR money like it is a divine right for them to give themselves as much of OUR money as they possibly can.
There has to be 100% disclosure about all expenses in the future. I don't think the taxpayers will ever forgive the politicians if anything like this happens again.
It comes to mind President Lincoln's address where he ended with;
'That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government; of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth'
We so desperately need a government 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Not the shower we have now