Breaking news …
South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary David Miliband is waking up this morning to find that his whiter than white image has been tarnished following revelations in today’s Daily Telegraph about his parliamentary expenses.
The disclosures show the scale of ministers’ claims and the extent to which politicians have exploited the MP’s expenses system to subsidise their lifestyles at our expense.
David Miliband is among 13 members of the Cabinet facing questions over their use of Parliamentary expenses. Apparently David has claimed hundreds of pounds on gardening at his consituency home in South Shields, even though he and his wife spent less time there than he does traveling around the world in a private jet. Even his gardener questioned whether it was necessary to spend the money on pot plants “given [the] relatively short time you’ll be here”.
He also tried to claim £199 for pram £80 for baby essentials but the Parliamentary Authorities thought this was taking the piss and refused to allow his claim.
If you would like to read more about these latest examples of Labour’s greed and blatant disregard for taxpayers money visit the Daily Telegraph website at www.telegraph.co.uk/news
By the way David have you managed to claim for your underpants yet, it looks as though you’re going to need them as you try to wriggle your way out of this one!