Get Real Alistair!
NO! You cannot be Chancellor Of The Exchequer, guardian and keeper of the nation’s purse and play fast and loose, anything less than perfection, with your expenses!
“It would be quite wrong to claim on two homes at the same time”. Those are your words but that is exactly what you did. The fact that you have repaid around £700 of the service charge is cast iron proof. It is not good enough for any MP, certainly not you, to fail to manage your affairs in such a way that an advance payment such as this would not be identified and repaid in a timely manner.
You fall far short of the standard that we are entitled to expect of an occupant of your office.
Let us say that this was a housing benefit claim and you were a poorly educated, perhaps only semi-literate individual. If you had duped two different local authorities as you moved between them and “forgotten” or “overlooked” the money you had been paid in advance, made such a “mistake”, then you would be facing interviews under caution and quite possibly prosecution.
But you are Chancellor of The Exchequer! This is only one of the difficult questions that you have to answer about your integrity. What about the flipping? What about claiming for tax advice on expenses?
To begin with, you should be sacked. Then there should be a police investigation.
The double standards that you pompous, self-important politicans live by are almost beyond belief. As each day passes and you grub around in the muck of your own behaviour, desperately trying to justify and excuse your avarice, greed and fraud, so every last vestige of any dignity or public respect evaporates – and you still don’t get it!
Written by Peter Reynolds
June 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Posted in Politics
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