Thursday, 28 May 2009

Frighten the Horses

According to the Evening Standard,

"Today the Standard can reveal that police are focusing on more than 10 MPs. The Met has received more than 100 complaints about expenses.
At least 14 ministers are also facing serious questions about their tax affairs after it emerged they employed private accountants.
Only a handful of ministers have admitted paying the tax owed on financial advice paid by the public purse. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has failed to respond to question over their own detailed tax payments.
The initial police investigations are believed to be focusing on former environment minister Elliot Morley, who claimed £16,000 in expenses over 18 months for a mortgage that had been paid off; and David Chaytor, who claimed £13,000 “in error” for a home loan that had also been repaid.
Cabinet ministers Alistair Darling and Geoff Hoon and Labour peer Baroness Uddin are also said to be the subject of complaints. Mr Darling has come under fire for changing the designation of his second home and claiming back more than £3,000 in stamp duty and legal fees. Mr Hoon has also been criticised for maximising his allowances by changing his second home designation.
Police are examining an earlier complaint about Employment Minister Tony McNulty, who claimed £60,000 or a house in which his parents live.
Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, have set up a panel to assess if MPs should face a criminal investigation.
Inquiries have been carried out by a team led by acting commander Nigel Mawer. Police say it is crucial to establish details of the arrangements between the fees office and MPs.
One senior Yard source said: “On the face of it there would appear to be cases of fraud but the difficulty we face is we have to prove a criminal intent and we have to understand the relationship between the fees office and MPs.”
Nail the FUCKERS.

Hat tip to Plato


Sue said...

The Metropolitan police have been forced to deny reports they are on the verge of starting an investigation into some of the MPs embroiled in the expenses scandal.They've still to decide whether they are going to instigate an investigation. I think they'll all pretty much get away with it, with the exception of the tax evaders.

jailhouselawyer said...

I think we need to ease prison overcrowding to allow some space for ex-MPs who now have the time to reflect upon their crimes.

Phil McVile said...

I haven't got much faith in Plod to do much. They're all public sector and will cover for each other.

Given what's been going on in Westminster it is a pretty good bet that the corruption spreads right through the public sector from top to bottom. It's like when you deal with a company. The attitude of those at the top are always reflected right the way through the whole company structure.

I bet there has been a fair amount of shredding going on in Town Halls, Quangoes, Fake Charities etc. over the last few weeks.

Old Holborn said...

Just wait until we start on the MEPs.

This is a revolution.

Perhaps Jailhouselawyer would like to recommend suitable accomodation for our MP's.

RavingMad said...

I’m not particularly amused that this pair of fraudulent wasters (Kirkbride and Moran) are being enabled to remain as MPs until the next election. I saw Cameron tell of his pleasure that Julie has resigned. But there was no way he was going to sack her!! Similarly, Brown - he who cannot be found - would never have sacked Moran. Who do they think they are fooling???

MPs and party leaders still don’t get it do they? They still think they can control this mess - all for our benefit of course. They believe they are best placed to sort out the mess. This is ludicrous. We have no faith in these people or the system that supports them. It is NOT ACCEPTABLE that this should continue. I want an election NOW. I want all of them throwing out NOW. I want all of them to be investigated for criminal fraud and abuse of public, MY, Money.

charcoal said...

not a chance - this is the same CPS that helped Lord Chip Shop, Tony Blair and Abrahams et al.

Might get a minnow thrown to the sharks but that'll be it.

FuckedRightOff said...

The police don't have to prove "criminal intent" - they just have to have enough evidence to show that the fuckers acted "dishonestly".

It's blatantly obvious to everyone - other than these self-serving cunts with their sticky fingers - that fraud has been committed. The Fraud Act specifically identifies the offence of "fraud by abuse of office" - can anyone think of a few examples?

These dreadful bastards have got to be arrested and questioned under caution. If the Met fail in this simple task, it'll be time to break out the pitchforks and march on Parliament Square.


caesars wife said...

The solution to "who guards the guards" question appears to forming

Plato said...

OH - should I just send you my content before I publish it?

Anonymous said...

Caesars Wife - yes - nobody by the look of it.

Mitch said...

I would like to apply to join the forthcoming riots, where do I sign up?

VotR said...

What will it take for the police to move quicker on this?

Cabinet members and MPs being caught with the severed, bleeding heads of children and a bayonet in the other hand, before they are considered for arrest?

Get on with it, already, PC Bill! Arrest those freeloading, tax evading and criminal slimebags!

Harri said...

Mitch said...
I would like to apply to join the forthcoming riots, where do I sign up?

28 May 2009 18:58

Join the Met...and its all free , and legal.

Harri i recognise " swinging " the lead when i see it. said...

Oh here we go , not that old chestnut again?

Tom apparently appears okay at present, so he has blamed it on his wife.

"He said: "My wife's ongoing health problems and the major operation that she had last year have made it difficult to juggle my family life with my duties as an MP."

Mc Mental better get his " illness" in now before they are all used up!

The Right Dishonourable set of cunts said...

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he
asked about his bill and the barber replies,
'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.'
The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a 'thank
you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him
at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill,
the barber again replies, 'I cannot accept money
from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The cop is happy and
leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a 'thank you'
card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at
his door.

Later that day, a college professor comes in for a haircut, and when he
tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies,
'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this
week.' The professor is very happy and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber opens his shop, there is a 'thank you'
card and a dozen different books,
such as 'How to Improve Your Business' and 'Becoming More Successful.'
Then, a Member of Parliament comes in for a haircut , and when he goes
to pay his bill the barber again replies,

'I cannot accept money from you.. I'm doing community ser vice this week.'
The Member of Parliament is very happy
and leaves the shop.

The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen
Members of Parliament lined up waiting
for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the Members of Parliament.


jailhouselawyer said...

Might I suggest the Bloody Tower for these traitors?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

They should be put in the stocks and dragged through every town in the country. The populace can throw shit at them like monkeys in the zoo.

Yokel said...

"On the face of it there would appear to be cases of fraud but ... "The "but" says it all.

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased that the baroness Uddin hasn't been left out.

Fausty said...


I don't think this muppet government do believe they're best placed to sort out this mess.

They just want to convince us that they are.

These c*nts have learned how to control the media and thence voters, via language. Political Correctness and media control have been vital tools in their arsenal.

yudansha said...

Don't speak to Jailhouse Lawyer.

He murdered an old lady with an axe and during his time inside became a lay-lawyer. He's done much work with the EU securing prisoners the right to vote.

The bastard should have swung.

As for fraud, proof of intent ? What bollocks !

Not one politico will be convicted out of all this.

W.W. said...

I'm still waiting for the suicides we where promised.

Can't these cunts tell the truth about anything.

Swiss Tony said...

Wouldn't this be a wonderful opportunity for the Police to gain a bit of public support by going ahead with this.

We would forgive them the speed cameras, the unsolved crimes and the rest, just lock up a few MP's and the Police will be loved like never before.


Chalcedon said...

It will be cash for honours all over again. The detail simply won't be found. No smoking gun. All exonerated. Whitewash.

Markbaldy said...

I would like to see that grinning twat Blair investigated... rumour has it that he spent £20K of tax payers money making Cherie "look beautiful" for the 2005 election campaign... he should have spent more... a lot fucking more !!!

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