Monday, 16 February 2009
New Allowances Scandal - The Badger Exposed!
Alastair Darling, widely rumoured to be something to do with the Treasury, has been caught taking advantage of the generous fiddles available to all MPs.
He has claimed over £70,000 of tax free bunce for his million pound mansion in Edinburgh by pretending that his main residence is a fold down bunk bed in Margaret Beckett's caravan.
"It's a very cosy caravan," he said, "and Margaret makes a lovely cup of tea."
UPDATE : Jack Straw claims his main home is a bed in a dormitory at the YMCA in Bermondsey.
FURTHER UPDATE : David Blunkett claims his main residence is a kennel at Battersea Dogs Home which he shares with Sadie.
Posted by Hacked Off at 10:24