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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. 


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.