Jesus wept. I tip my hat to the Telegraph for dragging this one out for as long as they possibly can. The latest revelations are pulling former Ministers and Tory backbench grandees into the row, and frankly they're taking the piss as much as the rest have really.
We have the former agriculture minister, Douglas Hoggg, submitting a claim for his moat to be cleared. The mere fact he has a moat is enough to make the average bod roll their eyes, but to ask the same average bloke to pay for its upkeep? Then there was a piano tuning he had done? Do they not earn enough to pay for this out of their own pocket?
Sir Michael Spicer had nearly £10,000 on gardening. James Arbuthnot, the Conservative chairman of the defence select committee claimed for his swimming pool and has announced he will be paying the money back. You shouldn't have taken it in the first place! I bet you wouldn't be doing that if you hadn't been caught!
Rather sad to say the former shadow home secretary, David Davis has been named as claiming £10K on home refurbishing. Whilst David Heathcoat-Amory claimed £380 for horse manure. What a shit. The Marquess of Lothian, Michael Ancram claimed £14,000. THe man has three houses worth £8 million for Christ sake. Why? Bastard. Fat bastard.
Apparently CCHQ is telling the media that they should talk to the individuals, so they've been hung out to dry from the centre clearly. Am too angry about the lot in the picture right now to say anymore.
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