Sunday, April 05, 2009
Snouts In The Trough
Geoff Hoon (pictured left) is the latest elected 'representative' to be outed as a serial greedy bleeder. It's funny how there is a much higher proportion of New Labour MPs snouting excessively than there are Tories. But then again, I've always felt it was the socialists, if that's what New Labour piggies are, who were much more obsessed with money, and amassing it, than any other political group. Or possibly most Tory MPs have enough dosh already to not feel the need to bleed the taxpayer blind, I'm not sure.
Hoon had a grace and favour place in London, was claiming for a constituency home and renting out his London home. This was at the time he was leading the government charge to bomb the crap out of Iraq. As ever he claims to have only claimed what the rules allowed. As I've said before, just because you can doesn't mean you have to you greedy git.
Meanwhile there have been more revelations about Jacqui 'Stalin' Smith (pictured above right). She claimed £120 on expenses to buy a video player for her home. Over £500 went on a bed settee, and £350 on plant pots. Surprised she didn't also claim for pot so they could enjoy a spliff while watching the porn she had also claimed for!
Meanwhile Rudi Vis, anonymous 68 year old MP for Finchley and Golders Green, has used his 'excessive' allowances in a very imaginative way to fund his £550,000 retirement home. Thankfully this little piggy retires at the next election.
And so it goes on, and on, and on.....