Friday, 7 January 2011

Newsflash - Former British MP jailed for swindling you

Former 'Labour' MP David Chaytor (Bury North) has been jailed for swindling £22,650 in fraudulent expenses claims.
  And that's it.  One scalp so far - although a couple of others are sweating on the subs bench.  Three, from the decades of corruption.  Now go back to your celebrities, back to Cheryl and David Beckham, X Factor and sport. 
  'Move along now, please.  Sir.... sir - you sir.... move along, please; I insist.  The MPs expenses scandle has now been tidied up.  There's nothing more to see here.'

David Chaytor (second left, to the right of Derek Conway)
during happier times
  ‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig,
and from pig
to man again;
 but already it was
impossible to say
which was which.’
.
George Orwell,
Animal Farm 

Update 11 Jan 2011: Former 'Labour' MP Eric Illsey pleaded guilty to stealing £14,000 of taxpayers money
If his sentence is less than 12 months,
he stands to be paid his salary by the taxpayer.
There's a petition against that here


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