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superq7
17th Dec 2013, 00:00
Just seen this, what a LIBERTY ! Watch Lord Hanningfield new expenses scandal - exposed clocking in and out to claim £300 allowance and ripping off the taxpayer - Mirror Online (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/watch-lord-hanningfield-new-expenses-2934895)

Airey Belvoir
17th Dec 2013, 00:29
Interesting that we use the word "peer" to indicate an equal and the same word to indicate someone more lofty.


Surprised that there wasn't a D Notice slapped on the video showing the "back door" to the Palace of Westminster.

onetrack
17th Dec 2013, 01:04
That's a rip-off without peer! :)

Andy_S
17th Dec 2013, 07:28
Interesting that it's a Conservative peer caught bang to rights.

Oh hang on - this is a story from the ever so objective Mirror Group......

UniFoxOs
17th Dec 2013, 07:32
"peer" to indicate an equal

I don't consider any politician my equal. Load of thieving, lying, cheating cnuts.

Nervous SLF
17th Dec 2013, 08:04
Interesting that it's a Conservative peer caught bang to rights.

Oh hang on - this is a story from the ever so objective Mirror Group......


Ah that must make a world of difference then.....:ugh:

Andy_S
17th Dec 2013, 08:27
Ah that must make a world of difference then.....:ugh:

My remark was aimed at The Mirror rather than in defence of Lord Hanningfield, who is clearly a grubby little trougher. I just think if you’re going to investigate politicians on the take, then you’ve got to be objective about it. Yesterday, The Lords Conduct Committee recommended that a Labour Peer be suspended for 6 months for agreeing to accept payment in return for providing lobbying services. And Gordon Brown continues to draw a parliamentary salary despite rarely attending The Commons. But The Mirror has a bit of a blind spot when it comes to Labour politicians abusing their position…….

ORAC
17th Dec 2013, 08:27
As opposed to a certain Scottish MP. Doesn't make as much money as Tont, but then Tony isn't drawing an MPs salary........

Guido Fawkes - Where's Gordon? (http://order-order.com/tag/wheres-gordon/)

Gordon Brown to speak in the Commons for the first time in more than a year (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262659/Gordon-Brown-speak-Commons-time-year-debate-jobs-disabled-people.html) .......Former prime minister Gordon Brown will speak in the House of Commons tonight for the first time in more than a year. It marks only the fourth time the ex-Labour leader has spoken in the Commons since losing power in May 2010.

Gordon Brown: Parliament's highest-earning MP (http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/05/28/gordon-brown-parliament-s-highest-earning-mp)

The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, who has only spoken in the Commons on four occasions since May 2010, notched up £1.37 million in earnings outside his day job as a Labour backbencher during the last session of parliament......

MagnusP
17th Dec 2013, 10:09
It was telling that Broon, when referred to in a recent panel discussion as a politician, interrupted the panel chair to emphasise "ex-politician". Odd that; doesn't seem to be an ex-salary or ex-expenses.