Expenses anger

South Wales Argus: Expenses anger Expenses anger

I, LIKE many others I suspect, are sick up to the back teeth with the likes of members of the House of Lords and members of Parliament ripping the likes of us off, in receiving funds and expenses for which they are not entitled to.

They imply, and quite openly state, that what they receive is (within the guidelines), what a load of codswallop, the majority abuse the system so blatantly that it beggars belief in how they can and do openly get away with it.

Do these people not know the meaning of morality?

The present Con/Dem government repeatedly blame the last Labour government for the present situation, they and others should realise that much of what the Labour government were subjected to was to rectify the previous 18 years of the Conservative government that created the total devastation of Wales, and other parts of the country.

The second homes they apparently use are indirectly owned by the state, do they in fact pay for bedrooms they do not use, the same as other council tenants?

Ken Holder Hill Street Risca

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11:45am Fri 17 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

Tony Blair does even better. Company revenues £12M . Total tax paid £350,000. £8M was offset against tax for unstated administration expenses. How can a company spend almost 70% of its revenues on administration?
Tony Blair does even better. Company revenues £12M . Total tax paid £350,000. £8M was offset against tax for unstated administration expenses. How can a company spend almost 70% of its revenues on administration? Bobevans

1:07pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

In retrospect, Al Capone's biggest crime was to be born in the USA in the at the end of the 19th century instead of the UK at the end of the 20th. Had he found himself catapulted into the world of early 2010s Britain instead of 1920s Chicago he'd almost certainly by now been known as Lord Capone!
In retrospect, Al Capone's biggest crime was to be born in the USA in the at the end of the 19th century instead of the UK at the end of the 20th. Had he found himself catapulted into the world of early 2010s Britain instead of 1920s Chicago he'd almost certainly by now been known as Lord Capone! Katie Re-Registered

2:18pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c.
The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c. Vox Dei

2:30pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Vox Dei wrote:
The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c.
Quite. The author has clearly never heard the adage, 'better to remain silent and be thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt'. I'm trying to figure if his complaint is about one party's MPs expenses (as though parties of all colours weren't hauled up in front of the beak), or that thirteen years of Bliar/Brown wasn't long enough to do anything constructive.
[quote][p][bold]Vox Dei[/bold] wrote: The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c.[/p][/quote]Quite. The author has clearly never heard the adage, 'better to remain silent and be thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt'. I'm trying to figure if his complaint is about one party's MPs expenses (as though parties of all colours weren't hauled up in front of the beak), or that thirteen years of Bliar/Brown wasn't long enough to do anything constructive. Llanmartinangel

7:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

welshmen says...

They still rip us off every day, MP's or the Lords, there init for the £££££, we are not even on the radar until voting time, those who have the MONEY have the POWER and they wont let that go....
They still rip us off every day, MP's or the Lords, there init for the £££££, we are not even on the radar until voting time, those who have the MONEY have the POWER and they wont let that go.... welshmen

8:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Exile Elmo says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Vox Dei wrote:
The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c.
Quite. The author has clearly never heard the adage, 'better to remain silent and be thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt'. I'm trying to figure if his complaint is about one party's MPs expenses (as though parties of all colours weren't hauled up in front of the beak), or that thirteen years of Bliar/Brown wasn't long enough to do anything constructive.
your arrogance blinds you master yoda
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vox Dei[/bold] wrote: The grammar and punctuation in this letter is so bad it makes it impossible to read. Ever heard of using more than one sentence per paragraph? What is the word "to" doing on the end of the first paragraph, &c. &c. &c.[/p][/quote]Quite. The author has clearly never heard the adage, 'better to remain silent and be thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt'. I'm trying to figure if his complaint is about one party's MPs expenses (as though parties of all colours weren't hauled up in front of the beak), or that thirteen years of Bliar/Brown wasn't long enough to do anything constructive.[/p][/quote]your arrogance blinds you master yoda Exile Elmo

10:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

I'm sure if an MP used taxpayer's money ( say £19k) to renovate and then sell a second home, keeping the profit, the good and angry citizens of Newport would never elect him or her again...
I'm sure if an MP used taxpayer's money ( say £19k) to renovate and then sell a second home, keeping the profit, the good and angry citizens of Newport would never elect him or her again... Spinflight

6:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

siameselady says...

Spinflight wrote:
I'm sure if an MP used taxpayer's money ( say £19k) to renovate and then sell a second home, keeping the profit, the good and angry citizens of Newport would never elect him or her again...
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Spinflight[/bold] wrote: I'm sure if an MP used taxpayer's money ( say £19k) to renovate and then sell a second home, keeping the profit, the good and angry citizens of Newport would never elect him or her again...[/p][/quote]LOL siameselady

7:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

welshmen says...

MP's and the Lords, are all trough dwellers....
MP's and the Lords, are all trough dwellers.... welshmen

4:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

On the inside says...

welshmen wrote:
MP's and the Lords, are all trough dwellers....
And all Welshmen have sex with sheep - not. Let's try to keep Daily Mail generalisations in check eh?
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: MP's and the Lords, are all trough dwellers....[/p][/quote]And all Welshmen have sex with sheep - not. Let's try to keep Daily Mail generalisations in check eh? On the inside

7:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

blackandamber says...

You haven't mentioned the "fiddlers" in Cardiff Bay . Will somebody remind me what party has been in charge of that waste of the tax payers money. And they want another 20 piggies cause their building a bigger trough.
You haven't mentioned the "fiddlers" in Cardiff Bay . Will somebody remind me what party has been in charge of that waste of the tax payers money. And they want another 20 piggies cause their building a bigger trough. blackandamber

3:47am Fri 24 Jan 14

gathin says...

I wish I could invent a rule-book to claim as much as I wanted and separate myself in every way from the hoi-polloi...
I wish I could invent a rule-book to claim as much as I wanted and separate myself in every way from the hoi-polloi... gathin

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