Sunday, May 3, 2009

Just another expenses scandal

I know, it is getting dull; just another Labour peer caught in an expenses scandal. After all, it is only taxpayer's money.

From today's Times....

A LABOUR peer who lives in the East End of London has claimed about £100,000 in parliamentary expenses on a flat in Kent that neighbours say has been unoccupied for years.

Baroness Uddin, who worked closely with Tony and Cherie Blair, has been claiming allowances intended for peers living outside London although she resides only four miles from the Lords.

Inquiries by The Sunday Times have established that the baroness bought a two-bedroom flat in Maidstone in 2005 and has named it as her main home to claim almost £30,000 a year in accommodation expenses from the House of Lords.


  1. gimmie some money

  2. Perhaps they're hoping that by bludgeoning us with scandal after scandal, eventually our senses will be dulled and we won't give a sh*t?

    In fact, has anybody followed any of these scandals to their eventual end, to find out wether the perpetrators are punished/sacked/ asked for the money back?

    So many news items like this just seem surface briefly, then disappear as fast.

  3. "Baroness Uddin, who worked closely with Tony and Cherie Blair..": say no more, Squire. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.