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Jim Devine Poll: Pig, Hamza, Fool, Innocent Or Fighter – You Choose

by | 5th, February 2010

JIM Devine MP, David Chaytor MP, Elliott Morley MP and Conservative peer Lord Hanningfield who have all been charged with offences of false accounting arising from their expenses claims by the CPS. This is the start. The big question is which picture to laed with for Mr Divine.

Can you help us pick?

As for the case:

It is alleged that Morley dishonestly claimed mortgage expenses of £14,428 and £16,000, respectively.

Mr Chaytor, MP for Bury North, is alleged to have claimed dishonestly £1,950 for IT services by using false invoices and renting a property that, er, he owned.

He is accused of then renting a property in Bury, Lancashire, from his dear old mum.

Mr Divine, MP for Livingston, did, allegedly, between July 2008 and April 2009, uses bogus invoices to dishonestly claim £3,240 and worked the same trick in the matter of £5,505 of stationery.

Lord Hanningfield denies six cases of false accounting. The allegation – and enjoy this – sis that the shadow transport minister submitted claims for overnight expenses for staying in London when he in did in fact drive home or stay elsewhere. That’s transport for you – shadowy, allegedly. Says he:

“I am extremely disappointed by today’s announcement that I am to be charged. All the claims I have ever made were made in good faith. I have co-operated fully with the police throughout their inquiries. I totally refute the charges and will vigorously defend myself against them. I have never claimed more in expenses than I have spent in the course of my duties. To avoid any embarrassment or distraction for my party, I am standing down from my frontbench duties in the House of Lords with immediate effect.”

Mr Morley, Mr Chaytor, Mr Devine and Lord Hanningfield all say there are innocent.

In other news, all other MPs give the following statemen: “There for the grace of god – Phew!”

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