(via ericmortensen) (via tandriamirado)
All the really bad stuff hit the headlines in May, but now the receipts have been published I cannot believe some of the comments being made.
While having lunch with my bf today, we were flicking through the café’s copies of The Sun, The Mirror and the Daily Mail, just to see what was said.
There were comments about William Hague claiming 49p for paperclips. So?
Part of me doubts very much that he personally bought those paperclips and they were probably from a much larger stationary bill for his office. All those 49ps add up. Will he get drawn over the coals for a packet of highlighter pens next?
I’m no apologist for duck island buying and moat-cleaning MPs, but I’ve claimed expenses for a tin opener I bought for the office kitchen. Was that outrageous?
I’ve bought a couple of reference books for work purposes, and claimed those, too.
My partner and I have claimed for breakfasts eaten when we’ve been working away from home (not together I might add). Is that so very bad?
It seems the analysis is trawling the depths now and anything an MP pays for in relation to their work is fair game.