Friday, 1 October 2010

Nine months jail for £6k MP expenses fraud

So the courts have done us a great favour by setting the jail tariff for stealing from the taxpayer by fraudulent MPs' expenses claims. In this case it isn't an MP or peer, but a budget officer in the fees office, jailed yesterday for fiddling £6k.  


Let's hope the courts are consistent in applying this tariff to any MPs and peers convicted of expenses fraud. 

2 comments:

Budgie said...

This is another example of one law for us and another for them. What about 9 months for Brown for mortgage flipping? And all the rest of them - Tory, LibDem, Labour - for all the fiddling?

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

I understand that if you hold your breath long enough you pass out.

Trouble is, when you come around again - not much has changed.

Holding your breath for an MP to be sent to chokey seems similarly futile.