Karl McCartney shocked that politicians can be treated like any poor sod waiting for benefits
A TORY MP has been complaining that the fees office treats them like dirt. They just go along to try and claim what is rightfully theirs, what the law provides for them to have, and they get treated like crap. Paid massively late, they’ve got to go into debt to pay their bills while they wait for the cash to be paid out.
Yes, of course this is what we should be doing to all politicians:
A Conservative MP has criticised the body responsible for overseeing politicians’ expenses claims, claiming they are trying to ‘screw MPs into the ground’.
Karl McCartney, the MP for Lincoln, says he has been forced to borrow £25,000 from his parents because of late payments by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) caused by delays in the processing of his expenses payments, a situation he claims that many other MPs face.
For this is exactly how the benefits system treats people who are due the benefits they’ve paid for. You will certainly wait weeks for your first money to come through from our oh so benevolent government and you can be made to wait months for your unemployment pay or housing benefit.
If MPs were ever to actually collaborate to fix this problem then we might ask the fees office to be a little quicker in paying them. But while the poor suffer then so can the bloody politicians.