Category Archives: Labour Expenses and Dishonety

Jacqui Smith Labour Protect Their Own Again

By Tory Aardvark

Watch Jacqui as the coven looks adoringly on and gives her support

As per usual Labour have closed ranks and demonstrated that there is one rule of law for the political elite, and another rule of law for everyone else; such is the arrogance and contempt Brown and his Labour government have for the population.

Due to a promotion and various commitments on the day that the Standards and Privileges Committee met there were 5 Labour MP’s and 1 Conservative MP.
Why was the meeting to discuss Smith not postponed until there could be a fair and balanced committee?

The typical Labour whitewash that they are trying with Baroness Scotland and will doubtless try with Harriet Harman.

The Times says her career is ruined; The Telegraph doubt that she is sorry.

Sir Thomas Legg can still order her to pay the money back or the public can take action against her, Guido on the BBC News.

Are there no lengths Brown will not go to save Patricia Scotland?

By Tory Aardvark

Once again with an outstanding display of underhand dealing Gordon Brown’s Labour goverment executed one of it’s now infamous U turns to prevent the Attorney General from breaking the rules on expenses. Not only is the Attorney General above her own laws, there is now a dedicated troughers charter for her.

Attorney General is Toast?

Attorney General is Toast?

“BARONESS SCOTLAND was saved from facing questions about her expenses last week by a swift government U-turn that at a stroke changed its policy on allowances.”

“the Cabinet Office could not have been more clear that Scotland should have received the allowance only if her main home was outside the capital.”

“However, less than 24 hours after the article was published, Baroness Royall, the leader of the Lords, sanctioned a statement by the Cabinet Office which overturned all its previous advice. It said the allowance was available to all lords who serve as ministers, regardless of where they live.”

More from Jonathan Calvert and Claire Newell in the Times Online

There is more to come on the Baroness  story later on today…….

Jacqui Smith – It’s not looking good

By Tory Aardvark

Storm clouds are gathering on the event horizon for former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Jacqui Smith disgraced former Home Secretary

Jacqui Smith disgraced former Home Secretary

Smith while Home Secretary caused deep public anger about her living arrangements and the rented room at her sisters house that was her “main home”, and then iced the cake by claiming for two porno movies watched by her husband. The Smiths and the Harmans are friends, one can only wonder if Mr Smith was welcome in Ms Harman’s home after the porn movies scandal.

With the quiet of the summer recess many of the MP’s must have thought that the expenses scandal would go away, but despite the promotion of the former Standards and Privileges Committee’s chairman Sir George Young to the Conservative Front Bench, the committee is still functioning and last Wednesday met to discuss Smith’s fate.

The rumours circulating in Westminster are that it’s unlikely to be anything but bad news, as the only thing members of the committee will say regarding Smith is “No Comment”

Interesting enough the pro Labour team of Adam Boulton at Sky News are campainging to have former Labour Minister Chris Mullen parachuted in, but the story goes the next Chairman will be a Conservative MP. Probably explains the pro Labour censorship on the Sky News discussion site.

Lest we forget – The Cabinets Expenses

By Tory Aardvark

With all the other political news perhaps it is time to remember the Expenses Scandal and the troughing done by Cabinet Ministers

Relive the excesses at our expense of senior Labour Ministers courtesy of the The Telegraph

Tory Bears Message to Baroness Scotland

Take the hint

The Robber Baroness

The Monday morning cartoon from Guido

As someone once said on another blog CLASS

It’s worth clicking on the cartoon on Guido’s page as this will take you to another site full of cartoons done for Guido

update 8.58am. The lovely Baroness has been fined the princely sum of…£5,000.

Will she see the day out?…Who knows!

Baroness Scotland Accused of £170,000 Expense Fiddle

The Labour Attorney General

The Labour Attorney General

Honestly how much better can this get?

Baroness Scotland the Labour Attorney General not only breaks her own laws, but now she has wrongly claimed £38,280 per annum, since 2004.

Despite giving her his full backing, if Brown thinks Patricia Scotland can remain as Attorney General, he is stark raving mad writes Guido on his blog