Friday, 5 April 2013

Minister claims £39 for breakfast and £9 for a cocktail...

Benefits claimants, whose only source of income is the benefit claimed, are charged with fraud if they make a mistake with their claims; and remember, these can often be people with little or no education.

A Secretary of State for the DWP (Department of Works and Pensions) a privileged man of education (though he did falsely claim an educational distinction - namely he didn't receive a degree he claimed from Perugia University) claims a £39 breakfast and £9 cocktail on Parliamentary expenses which were rejected by the Commons authorities.

So, educated ministers, our legislators women and men who make our laws, cannot be trusted to make expenses claims from comprehensive lists of claimable items.

No, they don't have the decency to admit that £39 breakfasts and £9 cocktails are way over and above real out of pocket expenses. They are so removed from the people over whom they govern; they hold us in such contempt that their arrogance takes over.

Duncan-Smith and co live in a bubble where a something for nothing culture predominates. They are expenses junkies; needing a £39 breakfast fix or £9 cocktail hit, without which they become irritated often making extraordinary boasts. This was borne out earlier this week when Iain Duncan-Smith claimed he could live on £53 per week.

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