MPs redacted expenses have been released this morning by the parliamentary authorities. HERE
Don’t bother looking up Tony Blair’s – so redacted as to be a miracle he admits his name is Tony Blair.
Gordon Brown’s is fun, ‘Noah’s animals’ – Noah’s what? Curtain material to go in the nursery with the rocking horse? Couldn’t be for his children, that is against the Green rule book, so must be for his parliamentary duties – the mind boggles.
Vera Baird’s was of interest to me. Heavily redacted of course, which makes it all the more baffling that she is claiming copious amounts for furnishing the second home that is essential for her parliamentary duties – and yet is receiving a council tax discount for a long term empty property.
Which is it Vera? Furnished – or empty and entitled to the discount? Is this one and the same property?
You see you had the keys to the property cut in November 2007, had a bed delivered there in December, carpets laid the same month, and yet your council tax bill for 2007-2008 says this is a long term empty property.
Gosh, its confusing, I suppose we’ll have to wait for the Telegraph supplement on Saturday to find out what you and all the other MPs have really been up to.
It’s all this new ‘parliamentary transparency’, it raises more questions than answers.