Monday, 30 March 2009
Keen To Claim, Less Keen To Work?
Husband and wife MPs Ann Keen and Alan Keen have done very nicely thank you from the additional homes allowance. They represent adjoining constituencies in West London and live just 9 miles from Westminster, a journey of some 30 minutes by car.
But this was just not good enough, and so they bought an apartment within walking distance of the House of Parliament, assisted by the taxpayer. Both the Keens claimed every penny they could get away with, on top of their salaries and other expenses, and the property has increased in value by some quarter of a million pounds, which is a nice little bonus for them.
The taxpayer does not seem to get much value for money though, as Mr. Keen spoke in just 5 debates last year, and Mrs. Keen was actually sued in court by a disgruntled voter for being useless and found guilty!
Posted by Hacked Off at 08:29