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Jacqui Smith expenses claims total 157,631 - March 31st 2009, 04:23 AM

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claimed 22,948 in 2007/08 in taxpayer-funded allowances for her second home, official figures have shown.

It's quite a long article, so here are some of the interesting bits;

Miss Smith, whose claims are already under investigation by a sleaze watchdog, was battling fresh embarrassment today after it emerged that public money paid for two adult films watched by her husband.
Miss Smith is being investigated because of complaints about her decision to designate her sister's house in south London, where she stays, as her "main" home, allowing her to claim back the costs of running her family house in her Redditch constituency.
That sum included 25 journeys for her husband, Richard Timney, who is employed as her Parliamentary assistant, at a cost to the public purse of 2,531.
The figures released by the House of Commons authorities showed that Prime Minister Gordon Brown claimed 124,454 in expenses and allowances in 2007/08, while Conservative leader David Cameron claimed 148,829.

So, basically, taxpayers money is paying for her & her husbands porn. -sigh- how can they expect to tackle benefits thieves and such when they set an example like this? & the whole living in another house so she can claim more expenses as well.

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Re: Jacqui Smith expenses claims total 157,631 - March 31st 2009, 04:43 PM

Because the Police deal with benefit thieves and not the cabinet. I don't know the whole story (and neither do you) so I shan't comment
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Re: Jacqui Smith expenses claims total 157,631 - April 1st 2009, 02:58 AM

The whole subject just makes me angry. MPs have claimed 9 MILLION pounds as their expenses in the last year and it's mostly all on decadent things and not "expenses" at all. Anyone can see that it's ridiculous, it's nice to see that the MPs are sharing the credit crunch with us.

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