Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oh no, not expenses again

I groaned when I saw this story about Lord Taylor and his apparently "non-existent" main residence. Have we become numb to the abuses perpetrated by members of the Lords? I suspect we have....

From today's Times....

A TORY peer received more than £70,000 in parliamentary expenses by making claims that were apparently based on a “non-existent” main home. Lord Taylor of Warwick claimed he lived with his sick mother in the Midlands until 2007, allowing him to claim overnight expenses while attending the House of Lords.

However, inquiries by The Sunday Times have established that his mother’s home was sold in 2001 and she died in the same year. The findings raise serious questions about the probity of Taylor’s expense claims and are likely to prompt an investigation by the House of Lords authorities or the police.


  1. This one could be the worst....

  2. Serious fraud office, where are you hiding?
    House of Lords authorities should cancel his pension.