Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1.39% of MPs have not claimed a thing

Of the 646, only 9 MPs have not claimed a thing for the past four years. They are Martin Salter, Geoffrey Robinson, Celia Barlow, Richard Benyon, David Howarth, Adam Afriyie, Rob Wilson, Anne Milton and Philip Dunne. If they can manage, why can't the rest?

9 comments:

Sue said...

It's not as if we begrudge them the normal expenses that most self employed people enjoy but the majority of them have just taken the piss!

GrumpyOldTwat said...

That's the spirit, well done them but only nine MP's with a conscience is a fucking disgrace!

TheBigYin said...

Nine eh, not a lot in the grand scheme of things is it. It's not as if we don't all like a wee fiddle now and again but 100's of 1000's of pounds as nothing less than fraud!

Henry North London said...

Philip Dunne is a self made millionaire ( he co founded ottakars bookshops) and then sold it to Waterstones

He doesnt need the bloody money.. No conscience isnt applicable here He doesnt need to claim it would be petty

GrumpyOldTwat said...

Fair comment Henry.
I guess that just leaves 8 then?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Aye, fair point henry.

steveshark said...

I don't care if Dunne is a millionaire - he still didn't claim expenses whilst a lot of other millionaire MPs did.
I think he deserves some credit for that.
Also it's not as if he was born into money.

Colin said...

Grumpy - you reckon any MP who's claimed a penny of expenses is conscienceless?

Chalcedon said...

Well old Robinson is a multimillionaire. I don't know about the others.