Here is the infamous Jacqui Smith bill where hubby Richard had put in for Dirty Movies...
This and the rest are HERE.
... The thing is, Ms Smith accepted the mistake for claiming the additional packages as an error, and an embarrassing one at that. However, other Virgin bills of £57.25 in December 2008 and £73.50 in July were claimed for in full. Seems the real error here was that Hubby Richard only sent in the itemised page for the one they got caught on... Perhaps in the interests on honesty these should have also been submitted so that the phone package and broadband could have been itemised for?
We also kitted out the Smith Redditch residence with a 32 inch HD LCD to the tune of £555.74... this because Jacqui Smith declares her Sister's home in London as her Primary residence, so hubby and the kids were free to enjoy a free TV....
Well, at least the picture quality on any future pay-per-view films will be fantastic!
According to my work colleagues (half the office is looking through these today with venom in their eyes)... the BBC are reporting that Quentin Davies tried to claim £20k for a Bell Tower... Well he did, here is the receipt...
The fees office declined to pay the full amount, but did cough up £5,376.91. Perhaps Mr Davies can explain to us how a Bell Tower is a wholly and necessary requirement of him being an MP?
Lembit Opik gets a special mention as he happily renovated and upgraded his second home with a £6,655 contribution from the taxpayer towards his £12,955 refurbishment in one sitting...
All of the work must have worked up an appetite. MP's are still allowed to claim up to £400 per month for "food" without receipts. Lembit however managed to get in a claim for £2,000, no doubt back charging for an "allowance" he had not claimed for a while.
He must be one hungry bugger to have consumed that much food! But here is the thing; he did it twice in one year. A final claim of £800 ensured that the Lib Dem MP claimed the maximum £4,800 during the year on this particular "allowance". This is not even the most interesting thing in his claims. It seems the Lib Dem MP had some electrical problems, so he called out an Emergency Electrician... but why on earth did he call someone who had to travel hundreds of miles to do the work??
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That requires some special Lib Dem Logic!... I can only wonder allowed what the Carbon output must have been. Not very considerate on Mother Earth was it.
If I get chance, more will come later on. Feel free to email or leave any that you may have caught in the comments.