Thieving bastard Telford politicians

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

My thieving bastard MP, David Wright, clearly has a different view of what’s reasonable to the rest of us.

He thought it was reasonable to keep a 17 grand bung from a property developer for changing the tenancy agreement on a flat in Westminster the taxpayer was paying the rent on rather than give it to the Fees Office to go towards the inflated rent the taxpayer was paying as a result of the new tenancy agreement.
He thought it was reasonable to claim £599 for a TV for his flat in London so he could watch the news when he was down there.  Tesco are selling a 15.6″ HD LCD TV with built-in Freeview tuner and DVD player for £129.97.  Is that good enough for watching the news on?  I might take a trip to Tesco tomorrow and find one and take a picture of it showing the news, purely for scientific purposes of course.

He thought it was reasonable to claim £64.99 for a razor to keep at his London flat so he didn’t have to take one with him when he went to London (his explanation).  The Fees Office didn’t think it was reasonable and rejected it.  Tesco are selling an electric razor for £11.

The other thieving bastard MP in Telford, Mark Pritchard, also has a problem grasping what is reasonable to your average taxpayer.

He thought it was reasonable to move from one flat to another in Westminster and claim £1,000 for new furnishings, £199 for a new vacuum cleaner, £145 for a microwave, £55 for new kitchen utensils and £45 for new bedding rather than take what the taxpayer had already paid for from his old flat to his new flat.  What happened to the old furnishings, vacuum cleaner, microwave, kitchen utensils and bedding?  Were they sold and the money paid into the Fees Office?  Or were they left in his old flat for the next tenant, thus depriving the taxpayer of a nominal return on their investment?  If he absolutely needed to replace all these items then Tesco are selling a vacuum cleaner for £16.59, a microwave for £29.39 and a full set of kitchen utensils for £29.36.

Pritchard said:

Rather than but new furniture and kitchen appliances, I purchased second hand goods – again, keeping the costs down.

I have only claimed for the necessities for living in my flat and had no luxuries.

Second hand?  £199 for a second hand vacuum cleaner?  £145 for a second hand microwave?  Second hand, my arse.

Come the revolution, these two thieving bastard politicians will be the first against my wall.

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  1. Daggs (55 comments) says:

    Wonko, As every day goes by, more detail of what our MP’s have been up to emerges. Whilst i too am annoyed by what i read, the thing that really gets me in a lather is rarely ever mentioned.
    They have been doing this for decades!!
    They would still be doing now if their attempt to dodge round the ‘freedom of information’act’ had been successful.
    Every time some other whining political nincompoop pops up to apologise and offer payback, i want to spit.
    We must have General Election to rid us of these parasites.

  2. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    You’ll be pleased to know Jacqui Smith is going, Wonko. God only knows why it didn’t happen months ago….

  3. Stan (222 comments) says:

    Off subject I know, but why exactly are UKIP using a polititian from another party (Churchill) for promotional purposes? Surely that’s just saying vote Tory?

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Churchill crossed the floor a couple of times because he put the interests of the country and his constituents before party loyalty. If he was alive and an MP now I have no doubt that he would be a UKIP MP because it’s the biggest threat to our country right now.

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    No, I disagree, Churchill would not have joined the UKIP, he would’nt have let the bollocks that needs the UKIP happen in the first place, i dont think it is bad idealogy or indeed evil, i think it is just plain incompotence that has got us into our current mess, viz a viz Europe

  6. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Well yes, but assuming he wasn’t in power when the traitors sold us to the European Empire …

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