Monday, 12 October 2009


The Times is reporting that Lord Paul has stepped down as Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords while his expense claims, for living at a flat he admits he never lived at, are investigated.

The man admits he never lived there - but that he could have and therefore it was a legitimate claim - just exemplifies the logic of the bureaucratic mind in even agreeing to an investigation!

Returning to the heading of this post - didn't the present Speaker of the House of Commons also make an incorrect expense claim, prior to his appointment?

And the difference is???????


Churlish Mustard said...

Nice try. But no, avoiding CGT, something solicitors are taught at law school and is perfectly legal, is not the same thing as claiming fraudulent expenses.

Witterings From Witney said...

Sorry CM - tax avoidance, 'fiddling' expenses, 'flipping' homes - they are all wrong in my book! MPs MUST be 'whiter than white' in all their dealings. To condone 'wrong-doing' amongst themselves, whilst expecting us to act differently is just not on!