Monday, 11 May 2009

An Inside Job


From the very excellent Plato Says



Why did the The Clerk - Malcolm Jack allow his team to 'approve' these outrageous claims in the first place when anyone with two brain cells to rub together would say NO?!!!

Perhaps it was his own troughing to the tune of £100k that persuaded him that 'it was the right thing to do'?"



From The Times February 5, 2008
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3308659.ece


“The property at 3 Parliament Street used by Malcolm Jack, the Clerk, the Commons chief executive, received a top-of-the range makeover, with a £39,000 kitchen, bespoke furniture, including a “butler’s tray”, and granite work surfaces. The same inventory also lists two Ionic columns costing £963.


The extent of the overhaul includes:

- A new kitchen costing £39,146, including £2,694 for a granite work surface, £4,974 for appliances and £971 for flat-screen kitchen television and appliances.
- A guest bathroom for £4,652.
- A bespoke storage cupboard for £2,300, a Sherwood 2.5-seat sofa for £1,543 and black walnut Sherwood chairs for £3,666.
- A wood floor for £2,985, new carpets for £598 and a black slate hearth for £1,500. Curtains for £4,758.
- A butler’s tray and lamp table for £1,835 and knife-pleat empire lamp shades for £158.


The list also includes furniture polishing in the “patio area”, a ceramic table lamp, a £1,095 “deep clean” and the upholstering of chairs.


Several entries on the itemised list say only “furnishings” or “redecorations”. The total bill for spending on 45 separate items on the property between March 2005 and June 2007 is £102,254.82.


The Clerk acts as accounting officer for expenditure in the House of Commons, making him legally responsible for its budget and 1,600 employees. The Finance and Administration Department, often called the “Fees Office”, is answerable to both the House of Commons Commission and the Clerk as chief executive.”

11 comments:

electro-kevin said...

And while they were burying their snouts in the trough recidivist yobbery increased by 60% (and those are just the official instances)

Broad daylight early evening, Saturday, my beautiful coastal town:

- A gang of youths drunk on a crate of Stella on the beach stripping off, throwing rocks near cars and people - foul language, intimidating conduct. Families with small children and old relatives sitting down trying to enjoy the sun and pretending that this was not happening.

- A walk to the chip shop with my young boys. Accosted by two drunken middle aged men emerging from a pub totally out of their faces. I brush them off with a 'Yeah - what-eva.'

- A little further up drunken fancy dress party goers (6pm ???) One chap dressed in open bath robe and speedos with swimming cap (not a pretty sight) Loud and brash with his arms round a couple of pensioners out for a strole and his girlfriend (dressed as a hooker) photographing on her mobile. I can tell the OAPs don't really want it. The chap's not violent so I use discretion rather than intervene. I see him leaving the OAPs who are looking quite offended by it all though pretending to be enjoying the 'joke'.

- Later I'm driving my family through the town (7.30 pm) again broad daylight. A football match taking place in the middle of the road. Again - youths drunk and out of their heads on whatever. As I creep through it all the football is kicked hard at my car door and a contorted face appears at my side window "F*** off you c**** !" Wife, her elegant friend and kids on board, for heaven's sake.

I'm stunned. I drive through and we make it to the event. The friend states that she's seen this sort of thing going on regularly now.

I notice that grafitti and beer cans have started to appear everywhere. Telephone boxes are regularly smashed up and angry looking young men saunter around in groups.

It's as though a new generation of thugs has emerged and it scares the hell out of me.

For those of you with a strong enough constitution watch the film Lake Eden. This sort of thing is going on in Britain now.

THIS is what has taken over whilst people were focussed on credit bling and expenses.

It needs sorting out. Sharpish.

lilith said...

Wow, that is a job with some serious perks.

Kev, the South West doesn't figure in anybody's plans :-(

Anonymous said...

perhaps a protest near Buck Palace,requesting/demanding the Queen dissolve parliament? I'd be up for that. Let her do her job.
Urban11

SerenityNow said...

Expect a lot more of that sort of shit.
When scumbags see the great and the good thieving off Joe Bloggs and nothing being done about it they will do so also.
Expect a lot more disorder before this gets any better (if ever)

defender said...

Here is an old Connie Francis number that should be sung for the benifit of the 646.

WHO'S SORRY NOW - 16/05/1958
6 weeks at #1 - 25 weeks on chart

Who’s sorry now, who’s sorry now
Whose heart is achin’ for breakin’ each vow
Who’s sad and blue, who’s cryin’ too
Just like I cried over you

Right to the end, just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now

Right to the end, just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Gordon says he's sorry! The cunt.

The Penguin said...

I had Dr. Jack as my "Hoon Of The Day" yesterday.

The Penguin

bofl said...

what a pathetic country we live in…….a parliament rigged for all the pigs like michael martin to STEAL our money………

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1180225/I-didnt-come-politics-whats-owed–What-Speaker-allegedly-told-MP.html

i have two points to make:

1/ What is all this crap about saying sorry?
It seems that politicians now think that it is some kind of legal defence.
So what’s next?
Any mass murderers or bank robbers or rapists fancy being released?
just say sorry and you will all be released!

2/Why is it that the Police have to wait for a member of the public to complain before they do anything?

Does that mean that anyone who commits any of the aforementioned acts will be free to do so as long as nobody complains?

All of these troughers embarrass the uk……..yet they dont give a shit!

great video on my page!

ps kev.........perhaps you could have run them over or shot them?
the tried the 'sorry' defence.....
quite sure it would stand up in the court of public opinion.

john in cheshire said...

This has been going on for the past 12 years, ever since the socialist shit took over. Remember Derry Irving and his outrageously expensive wallpaper. Another Tony Blair mate. When the reckoning comes, I hope the ex-members of this confraternity are not forgotten.

Usack Hunt said...

electro-kevin said...
And while they were burying their snouts in the trough recidivist yobbery increased by 60% (and those are just the official instances)

Broad daylight early evening, Saturday, my beautiful coastal town:

- A gang of youths drunk on a crate of Stella on the beach stripping off, throwing rocks near cars and people - foul language, intimidating conduct. Families with small children and old relatives sitting down trying to enjoy the sun and pretending that this was not happening.

- A walk to the chip shop with my young boys. Accosted by two drunken middle aged men emerging from a pub totally out of their faces. I brush them off with a 'Yeah - what-eva.'

- A little further up drunken fancy dress party goers (6pm ???) One chap dressed in open bath robe and speedos with swimming cap (not a pretty sight) Loud and brash with his arms round a couple of pensioners out for a strole and his girlfriend (dressed as a hooker) photographing on her mobile. I can tell the OAPs don't really want it. The chap's not violent so I use discretion rather than intervene. I see him leaving the OAPs who are looking quite offended by it all though pretending to be enjoying the 'joke'.

- Later I'm driving my family through the town (7.30 pm) again broad daylight. A football match taking place in the middle of the road. Again - youths drunk and out of their heads on whatever. As I creep through it all the football is kicked hard at my car door and a contorted face appears at my side window "F*** off you c**** !" Wife, her elegant friend and kids on board, for heaven's sake.

I'm stunned. I drive through and we make it to the event. The friend states that she's seen this sort of thing going on regularly now.

I notice that grafitti and beer cans have started to appear everywhere. Telephone boxes are regularly smashed up and angry looking young men saunter around in groups.

It's as though a new generation of thugs has emerged and it scares the hell out of me.

For those of you with a strong enough constitution watch the film Lake Eden. This sort of thing is going on in Britain now.

THIS is what has taken over whilst people were focussed on credit bling and expenses.

It needs sorting out. Sharpish.

11 May 2009 10:31


Absolutely right Kev, now you know how a lot of other people have felt for ages. Shame in this country we don't pay for a Police 'Service' to control this sort of thing. Still the nice so called police we do have mustn't get out of their cars or get their uniforms dirty eh? Why they even cover their epaulets up to stop them tarnishing. Scum!

Anonymous said...

£2,694 for granite worktop? Try Thailand.
I am in the wrong business, we had a granite worktop installed 6 meters long, 22mm thick, bullnosed on 2 edges Indian blue pearl granite beautuful. First class workmanship 25,000 Thai baht £1=50 Thai baht.

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