Friday, 8 May 2009

Expensive New Boiler For Expensive Old Boiler!



"My main residence is a caravan, er, pig sty, er, er, umm, it's within the rules!"

Margaret Beckett, who retains delusions of grandeur (and her security blanket) as well as delusions of competence, managed to claim £3,155.48 for a new boiler for her "little cottage" built out of pigsty bricks (according to her attempts to justify huge amounts of maintenance being lavished on it at taxpayers' expense).

Let's assume she hired a Stanilaus to plumb the new boiler in, and it took him all day. £250 tops.

So the new boiler cost £2,905.

Just what sort of fucking new boiler did the old boiler buy?

The Penguin

9 comments:

Fidothedog said...

A taxpayer funded boiler buying another boiler at taxpayers expense.

Umbongo said...

You forget that there would probably be a handling charge imposed by Mr Beckett*. After all, this is "other peoples money". It's not as if Mrs B had any incentive to negotiate a price with the supplier/fitter of the goods as if, for instance and God forbid, Mrs B was spending her own money.

I use "her own money" as shorthand for her actually issuing a cheque on her personal bank account, but since it seems that every penny she's ever received in her life has directly or indirectly come from the taxpayer, "her own money" is not really an adequate description.


* handling the transaction not Mrs B: excuse me while I retch

Lexander said...

She truly is the bloody limit. Probably paying over the odds for the plumber also to have a go at her personal piping. I hate the bitch and all she stands for. Keep watching 'em Peng.

DaveP said...

Lexander. I would imagine her personal piping is well and truly furred up.

The Penguin said...

Just fucking imagine the horror of arriving at your chosen campsite to find that your allocated pitch is next to a caravan containing La Beckett....

DaveP said...

Penguin, well, with my luck... No, thats it. camping is now OUT.

Faux Cu said...

Jeeze

She is just like Princess Anne on a very, very, very bad day.

Faux Cu said...

broiler buys boiler

Anonymous said...

She looks a bit like a forsaken moose.