Sunday, 17 April 2011

£2m credit card spending spree by Treasury

Treasury civil servants under Labour used taxpayer-funded credit cards to drive go-karts, make chocolate and buy furniture for Ministers’ offices.

Sources revealed that in September and October 2008 a Treasury card was used to pay £1,300 for two £650 days out at a go-karting track in East London. Civil servants also spent £2,740 on testing their chocolate-making skills at London-based firm MyChocolate. In 2008, £3,300 was spent on a John Lewis sofa for a junior Treasury Minister, who has not yet been identified.

The revelations come after it emerged the taxpayer footed a £1,400 bill for Speaker John Bercow's washing machines. 

My comment:  I can understand washing machines for Bercow because that's one man who desperately needs to clean up his act. Will anyone ever get the sack for spending taxpayer's money like this? 

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