Paul White back on the expenses wagon

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10523490/House-of-Lords-needs-to-reform-expenses-warns-Prime-Minister.html

Didn’t take him long to get back on the expenses wagon.

“Lord” Hanningfield, serial trougher, is right back in there after his jail sentence for previous fraudulent use of expenses, was he lucky to get away with a similar CC fraud at Essex County Council?

Either way, the case was dropped for reasons unexplained, although the Chief Executive was accused of also benefiting from the same CC ? Really can’t say.

The man who said on his return to the Lords “I want to speak for the people of Essex,” although judging from the amount of time spent there he would only have had time to say, “Hello, where do I sign?” and “Goodbye.”

Quite incredible that he is allowed anywhere near a public serving institution paid for by yet again us, must be up for the brass neck of the year award.

6 Responses to “Paul White back on the expenses wagon”

  1. James Higham December 19, 2013 at 07:32 Permalink

    With my moderator’s cap on, this direct challenge to a peer of the realm and one I suspect might be litigious, meant I had to check out this story:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lord-hanningfield-expenses-scandal-there-2934870

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21841873

    There’s certainly enough to justify posting Wiggia’s take.

  2. Amfortas December 19, 2013 at 08:07 Permalink

    Lords a’leaping.

  3. JD December 19, 2013 at 08:53 Permalink

    . . . Shut up. I have worked my heart out for the taxpayer.

    Poor soul, it’s a difficult and stressful and lonely and misunderstood job…..oh! the sacrifices he has made on our behalf – poor diddums!!!
    :)

  4. JD December 19, 2013 at 09:00 Permalink

    ….and in the comments to The Mirror’s story; this one from Jacqueline Waters-
    Apparently, the law says a person can live on £71.40 A WEEK, WHY CANT YOU?

    good question – would IDS care to answer on his behalf?

  5. wiggia December 19, 2013 at 12:19 Permalink

    Just a few more titbits on the ‘noble’ Lord and a couple of others over on Dioclese.
    http://dioclese.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-hanningfield-effect.html

    Perhaps zero hours contracts would be suitable for large swathes of our political class.

  6. Pete December 19, 2013 at 16:33 Permalink

    I would pay them 300 quid a day to b****r off. Then we would get ourselves sorted out.

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