Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government is facing some sharp questions from the public after a list of expenses were leaked to the media. The list shows government officials charging the public for everything from a maid to manure to porn movies.
Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith expensed two X-rated movies that her husband watched (later she reimbursed the money). The list also includes:
–Brown reimbursed his brother Andrew more than $9,800 in two years for a maid that they shared when Brown was Treasury Secretary.
— Housing minister and former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett was reimbursed for $900 for hanging plant baskets.
–Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott filed for $450 for fixing two broken toilet seats.
–A conservative Tory lawmaker expensed manure for his country home.
–Another Tory filed for reimbursement of cans of cat food.
–Tourism minister Barbara Follett filed for $38,000 over a four-year period for security at her home (despite the fact that she and her author husband are extremely wealthy).
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