Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Lord Taylor Is Not The Only Thieving Peer
Lord Taylor is quite rightly in court for fiddling his expenses so as to claim money he was not entitled to. He pretended that his principle residence was out of London so he could claim for travel costs and the costs of his genuine home.
Although this may have been "common practice" and even encouraged by the useless "system" he clearly knew it was wrong or he would not have lied about his fictitious other homes to journalists.
So, the noble peer is bang to rights.
BUT - he's not the only one, is he? There's the noble Baroness Uddin, and the noble Lord Paul, amongst many others. And following on from the example set recently by an honourable member in the Lower House in bubbling some of his colleagues, we can expect to hear about them soon!
Then there's the many similar cases in that fragrant Lower Chamber - remember Jacqui Smith, anyone?
Posted by Hacked Off at 08:51