Re: lazy Tory sod
- From: " DVH" <dvh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 07:58:20 +0100
"abelard" <abelard3@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Mon, 11 May 2009 00:07:42 +0100, " DVH" <dvh@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Don diddi da" <privacy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
David Willetts, the shadow universities secretary, claimed more than
for workmen to replace 25 light bulbs at his home.
Your silence when Labour was getting it in the neck speaks volumes.
i'm far less concerned with £100 for a service for a second home,
a base required for working in parliament...
than i am with £100,000 based on lies....and with damn all to do with
the necessities of parliament...
i don't have problems with some expenses from a base in
london related to political work....eg a tv, book cases, bed,
stove/cooker or entertainment costs such as flowers and booze....
That would be fine, if we were dealing with reasonable adults.
But to my mind the offenders fall into two categories. Firstly the shallow
and greedy children, who charge us for Maltesers and toilet seats because
they think it brings them a real advantage. Secondly, the calculating
graspers engaged in complex fraud like flipping houses because it will bring
them a lot of free money.
I don't believe the incentives of the expenses system are the problem, and I
think changing the system is only part of a solution.
We're not dealing with a bad system, but with a class of people we can't
trust. It didn't have to be that way. The party system, and particularly the
constituencies, could send us honest adults if they put their mind to it.
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