English Lawmakers Charge Public For Everything From Manure to Maids

England flagPrime 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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9 thoughts on “English Lawmakers Charge Public For Everything From Manure to Maids”

  1. Mespo,

    I thought JT kept you around because he lost his copy of “Bartlett’s (un)Familiar Quotations”

  2. Charles C:

    “Mespo just made me spit a little coffee out of my mouth…”

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    JT tells me that’s what I ‘m here for — just an unlicensed fool!

  3. When the British taxpayer is willing to foot the bill for the Royal Family, politicians can only assume the public is willing to pay for anything, no matter how ridiculous.

  4. Our Washington crew across the board has shown little difference in their false sense of entitlement.

  5. JT:

    “Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith expensed two X-rated movies that her husband watched (later she reimbursed the money).”

    ***********************

    Research into the Louisiana Senate race. Come on now!

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