Saturday, 5 March 2011

The first MP to claim £200,000 expenses in a YEAR

Disgraced MP Eric Joyce has set an extraordinary new record by claiming more than £200,000 expenses in a single year.

The former Labour front-bencher – a convicted drink-driver – last year billed the taxpayer for a staggering £200,986, despite having previously pledged to curb his expenses.

The 50-year-old Falkirk MP, nicknamed ‘Airmiles Eric’, clocked up £45,411 in travel costs. The figure is equal to nearly £1,600 for every week Parliament sits.

My comment: Where were the watchdogs to stop this happening? 

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