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Swine Fever: MPs Expenses, Repossessions And Alan Duncan’s Gardening Video

by | 15th, May 2009

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Eyes down!

The number of people who have lost their homes has soared by more than 50% in the first three months of the year.

Malik’s Den – Not Number 10

The Justice Minister embroiled in the parliamentary expenses scandal has described the claims against him as “a non-story” and insisted he can “sleep easy at night”.

He claimed second home allowances of £66,827 over three years on his house in London.

According to the Telegraph, the minister, who is seen as one of Labour’s rising stars, claimed £65 for a court summons for non-payment of council tax. He has agreed to pay that back.

The paper also said he claimed £2,600 for a home cinema system – but that was reduced by half by the Commons Fees Office. Mr Malik has told Sky News he plans to donate the cost to good causes in his constituency “as a gesture”.

Leaked documents show Mr Malik claimed the maximum second homes allowance for three years while paying a peppercorn rent to a rogue landlord for his main home.

Kelly’s Eye – Andrew MacKay

Bracknell MP Andrew MacKay says he has nothing to fear as the row over parliamentary expenses rages.

The Tory politician, who claimed £22,575 for his London home last year, believes there is nothing “unreasonable” in the expenses he has claimed over the past four years.

Two little ducks – Ed and Yvette

Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper, the husband and wife Cabinet ministers, “flipped” the designation of their second home to three different properties within the space of two years.

Sweet £16,000

ELLIOT MORLEY is today’s Swine Fever-infected MP. The Telegraph claims the former minister Elliot Morley claimed £16,000 for a mortgage that did not exist.

All 4 Me

Top Tories Put Shit On Expenses – Douglas Hogg – claimed £2,000 for a moat to be cleared round his country pile.

Hope And Pray – £41,709

He has been troughing for years and employing his children as well.  The real pressure on him is coming from his local paper which has really got the measure of him.

Up To Her Blears – £13,322

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has agreed paid back £13,332 in respect of capital gains tax on the sale of her second home.

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