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All the criminals and rogues on this blog approximate a matter that can be described only as SCUM. The similarities with this extraneous matter are endless: like the residue on a toilet bowl they will not remove themselves (because they are stocial in their warmth, their environment) and their succuour, like a parasite's, comes from the Host --that is YOU and your hard-earned and stolen taxes. They are laughing sinisterly at us all. They have chosen their side in this WAR that the State has declared on us and our families, on our security and our trust. We did not ask for this war --but we will, with blogs like this, defend ourselves against it. 

We MUST unite and DEFEND ourselves accordingly. This corrupt system relies heavily upon the fragmentation and division of the People. The best way to combat these crimes against us is to unite --by uniting we mean talking to your friends, contacts, colleagues, and acquaintances about this blog, the criminals in government, and our collective unfortunate demise --IF WE DO NOT COME TOGETHER AND FIGHT. By that we mean REFUSING this corrupt system of "democracy" and instead implementing REAL democracy by voting for parties that are outside of the INCESTUOUS cartel of the Lib-Lab-Con-men --all of whom EVIDENTLY seek to do YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HARM.  

We, the People, are aligned together in this FIGHT. Either we fight back like a GLORIOUS people oppressed, or we give up and suffer LIKE PATHETIC COWARDS. THAT IS YOUR CALL. Are you going to get pissed and forget all about the trouble? Are you going to hide away and envelope yourself and ignore the CRIMES against us? Or are YOU going to FIGHT BACK and do all in your power to secure our future and, more importantly, THE FUTURE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?  

This blog is quite evidently not here for the purpose of self-fulfilment, or some form of self-gratification. What have we (the authors of this blog) to gain (or lose) from this venture? The only thing we have to gain is the welfare and future of our people -WITHOUT THE SELF-SERVING POLITICO SCUM INTERFERING IN THEIR LIVES. The purpose of this blog is thus one of altruism.

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The Leech Table as it Stands on 15/12/08

Well, it seems Zanu Labour is in a commanding position at the top of the table. Can the flagging but promising Con-men claw back some ground in terms of crimes against the electorate? Not forgetting the dark-horse outsider: might the Lib-Demons show a bit of resolve and climb further up the table with one or two more sexual crimes under their belt? Well, all is to play for in this game that is anything but enjoyable -not for the people, at least. Watch out for more barnstorming misconduct from our Enemies as they play the corrupt game of "democracy" in constituencies up and down the country -never seeking to beat each other, seeking only instead to beat down further the morons that vote for them. 

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(2009) New Labour Party -RACISTS

The Labour Party has become embroiled in a race row after a prospective female councillor was allegedly told she was 'too white and Jewish' to be selected.

Elaina Cohen claims that Labour councillor Mahmood Hussain said he would not support her application for an inner-city ward because 'my Muslim members don't want you because you are Jewish'.

Mrs Cohen, 50, has made an official complaint about the alleged remarks made by Mr Hussain, a Muslim and former lord mayor of Birmingham.

She said: 'I am shocked and upset that a member of the Labour Party in this day and age could even think something like that, let alone say it.

'People should not be allowed to make racist comments like that. If someone in the party feels I cannot represent them because of my colour or religion, that's ridiculous.

'I felt particularly aggrieved because I have worked across all sections of the community, particularly with the Muslim section, and have been on official visits to Pakistan.'

(2009) New Labour M.P. Mark Hendrick -PARASITE

Mark Hendrick, a Labour MP, admitted “estimating” the amount of mortgage interest he paid on his second home when claiming on his taxpayer-funded parliamentary allowances.

Mark Hendrick, the MP for Preston, said he had found it difficult to work out how much the interest element of the mortgage on his London flat came to, and so tried to “work on an average for the year”.

Under parliamentary rules, MPs may claim for the interest on a second home but not the capital repayment.

Mr Hendrick regularly submitted claims for between £900 and £1,015 a month on his London flat, before “flipping” his second home designation to a house in his constituency, where his claims rose to £1,469.

When contacted by The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hendrick insisted that he had always acted in line with the rules but refused to disclose his mortgage documents to confirm his statement. He said he regularly provided the Commons fees office with copies of his mortgage documents. None appears on files seen by The Daily Telegraph.

Asked why his mortgage interest varied from month to month, Mr Hendrick said: “My mortgage was a capital plus interest mortgage. Therefore, payments included both, and I did not know until the end of the year from my statement exactly how much of the payment was interest, therefore I tried to work on an average for the year as a whole.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Anne Keen -PARASITE

A married couple dubbed 'Mr and Mrs Expenses' will face a formal sleaze inquiry over their use of Commons second home allowances.

Ann and Alan Keen, both Labour MPs, have come under criticism after it emerged that they were living full time in their designated "second home" near Westminster, while their designated "main" property a short commute away lay empty for up to a year.

The couple face repossession by their local council, and are also battling to evict squatters from the house in Mrs Keen's constituency of Brentford and Isleworth in west London.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Alan Keen -PARASITE

A married couple dubbed 'Mr and Mrs Expenses' will face a formal sleaze inquiry over their use of Commons second home allowances.

Ann and Alan Keen, both Labour MPs, have come under criticism after it emerged that they were living full time in their designated "second home" near Westminster, while their designated "main" property a short commute away lay empty for up to a year.

The couple face repossession by their local council, and are also battling to evict squatters from the house in Mrs Keen's constituency of Brentford and Isleworth in west London.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Bill Cash

Bill Cash, a senior Conservative MP, claimed more than £15,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses to pay his daughter rent for her London flat – even though he owned a home closer to Westminster.

Mr Cash designated a west London flat owned by his daughter, Laetitia, as his “second home” for parliamentary expenses during 2004 and 2005.

During the period he was renting the flat, Mr Cash owned a flat in Pimlico — a short walk from Parliament.

He said on Thursday that he was not living in the Pimlico property nor renting it out at the time. It was not clear why he did not live in this flat — although he has designated it as his second home since 2005. His main home is a country house in Shropshire.

Shortly after the MP stopped claiming money for his daughter’s flat, Miss Cash, 35, who is hoping to become a Conservative MP and is on David Cameron’s “A list” of preferred candidates, sold the property for a £48,000 profit.

She had owned the apartment for less than a year and a half, and for more than 12 months of that period her father had paid her £1,200 a month in rent from taxpayer funds.

Following the move, Mr Cash, a leading Eurosceptic who has regularly rebelled against the Conservative leadership, nominated two private members’ clubs as his “second home” for a three-month period.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Margaret Beckett -PARASITE

Margaret Beckett tried to claim £600 for hanging baskets and pot plants as she lavished tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on her constituency home whilst living in a grace and favour apartment in London.

The housing and planning minister found herself in trouble with the fees office when she submitted the claim in 2006, which covered “the supply of plants for hanging baskets, tubs, pots, planters, pouches and garden”, and another £711 for “labour and materials for painting of summer house, shed and pergola”.

An official in the department of finance and administration sent her a letter explaining that expenses claims had to be “wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred to enable you to stay overnight away from your main home”. The official said that in respect of the work in the garden: “I find it difficult to conclude that it meets the requirements set out in the Green Book.”

The official cut £1,311 from Mrs Beckett’s total claim of £15,211.21 for work on her house, which drew this response from the minister: “We live in an old cottage – not the beautiful, strong, stone-built type, but the kind of thing you throw together for the farmworkers from the bricks you had when you knocked down the pigsty – and it requires a good deal of maintenance and repair.”

Mrs Beckett, 66, claimed second home allowances of £72,537 for her constituency home in Derby in the four years between 2004 and 2008, despite having no mortgage or rent to pay on the property.

Mrs Beckett earns £104,050, but during her spells as environment secretary and foreign secretary she earned £141,866.

During much of the time she was making the claims, she was living rent-free in Admiralty House, Whitehall, which enabled her to rent out her London flat.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Anthony Steen

Anthony Steen, a Tory grandee, spent tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on his million-pound country home, including paying a forestry expert to inspect 500 trees in the grounds, according to a claim he submitted.

Mr Steen, the MP for Totnes in Devon, designated his constituency property as his second home and then claimed the maximum available amount under the Additional Costs Allowance.

Over four years he claimed £87,729, including payments for tree surgery, guarding his shrubs against rabbits, maintaining a separate cottage and overhauling his private sewage system. In January 2005, items on Mr Steen's claim for £13,742 included £2,858.94 for leaking pipes, £1,755.89 for fixing the water supply from the "spring and bore hole'', £1,318 for a wrought iron fireplace and £597.14 for lights.

There was also a £459 charge from a woodland consultant to come and inspect new plantings on Mr Steen's lands. The consultant tagged shrubs and assessed whether there was a need for "additional guarding'' against rabbits.

Another £120 was for "fencing on two fields to the right of the drive leading down to the stables''. A fees officer scrawled on that bill: "I've paid this, should I have?''
Another invoice detailed how a chartered forester, who was a member of the International Dendrology Society, had been employed to carry out a survey of the laurels and rhododendrons. The forester was also hired to "carry out annual maintenance programme to approx 500 trees within the grounds and inspect said trees.''

(2009) New Labour M.P. Phil Hope -PARASITE

Phil Hope, the care services minister, is facing questions over how he spent nearly £10,000 a year refurbishing a small south London flat.

The Government minister claimed more than £37,000 in MPs expenses in just over four years on everything from a new kitchen, seven doors, and wooden flooring.

Mr Hope also claimed for a chest of drawers, a mattress, a television, a sofa, an armchair, a washing machine, three chairs, two bookcases, one coffee table, a wardrobe and a dining room table.

He also charged the taxpayer for a £120 new barbecue and £61 for gardening materials – even though Commons rules say that MPs can only claim for the cost of maintaining a garden.

Land registry plans show that the flat has access to a communal garden, which yesterday was empty with no plants, nor any sign of the barbecue.

Mr Hope bought the flat in Southwark, south London, in 1998, and remortgaged the property with Cheltenham & Gloucester in October 2002.

The Commons Green Book bans MPs from claiming "the capital cost of repairs which go beyond making good dilapidations and enhance the property".

Mr Hope's monthly returns for the additional costs allowance between 2004-05 and the middle of last year show that he was able to overhaul the flat completely.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Madeleine Moon -PARASITE

Madeleine Moon, the MP named “Furniture Parliamentarian of the Year”, spent thousands in furniture shops near her Welsh constituency house and claimed the money back on her London designated second home allowance.

Mrs Moon, Labour chairman of the House of Commons Furniture Industry Group, submitted at least 19 receipts totalling more than £4,000 for fixtures and fittings either bought in Wales or delivered to her house there.

MPs may use their Additional Costs Allowance to run a second home if they consider it necessary to perform Parliamentary duties. They are not permitted to make claims for their designated main residence.

After being elected MP for Bridgend, mid Glam in 2005, Mrs Moon bought a small flat in south London and designated it as her second home. But the records show that over the last four years she has regularly submitted claims for items bought in shops in Cardiff, Swansea and Bridgend. She also had furniture delivered to her seafront house in Porthcawl.

Among the furniture which Mrs Moon had delivered there was a £769 coral “triad” sofa from Marks & Spencer, and £683.56 in furnishings, including a bedside table and pillows, from Ikea. Both firms have outlets in London. She also bought a dining table and four chairs from a Swansea shop at a cost of £399, and spent £818.89 on a DVD player and television at Currys in Bridgend in July 2006.

Mrs Moon bought at least four sets of bedding in four years in shops in Wales and London. Mrs Moon said that she went to outlets such as Ikea in Cardiff because as a new MP in 2005 she did not know where to shop in London. Mrs Moon was buying items in Wales as late as May 2008, which she claimed were for her flat in the capital.

(2009) Conservative Party M.P. Eleanor Laing -PARASITE

Eleanor Laing, a Conservative front bencher, has admitted that she did not pay capital gains tax when she made £1 million profit on a second home bought with the help of taxpayers’ money.

Mrs Laing, the shadow junior justice minister, claimed more than £80,000 from the public purse towards mortgage interest and service payments on two adjacent flats she bought in Westminster, even though her constituency home is less than an hour’s journey away by Tube.

She was able to claim parliamentary expenses on the flats because she nominated them as her second home, and she reiterated last night that she had “always regarded” the flats as her second home. When she sold the flats last year for £1.8 million, she made at least £1 million profit, which would have left her with a £180,000 capital gains tax bill if she had declared the flats as her second home to HM Revenue & Customs.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Barry Gardiner -PARASITE

Barry Gardiner, a former environment minister, made £198,500 profit from a flat funded and refurbished at taxpayers' expense.

The Labour MP for Brent North bought a flat in Pimlico for £246,500 in 2003 and spent more than £11,000 renovating it – and claiming mortgage interest – before selling it for £445,000 in 2007, according to the Land Registry.

He spent £2,000 on decorators and a kitchen was installed. Other receipts covered plumbing and rewiring.

Although the rules say that "extravagant or luxurious" items should be avoided, the MP claimed £235 on bed linen from Harrods and £248 for a Christopher Wray light.

His council tax and mortgage interest costs of around £1,000 a month were also covered by expenses.

Cheaper items included a £65 "mixer tap" and an £80 gas hob. Parliamentary rules state that the additional costs allowance should not be spent on enhancing the property.

During the four financial years that he owned the flat, Mr Gardiner claimed £81,935 – £14 short of the maximum allowance.

(2009) Liberal Democrat M.P. Menzies Campbell

Sir Menzies Campbell, the former Liberal Democrat leader, spent £10,000 of taxpayers' money hiring an interior designer to renovate his small London flat.

The makeover included a flatscreen TV, a king-size bed and scatter cushions for his second home in Dolphin Square near Westminster.

Sir Menzies, once known as 'moral Ming' for his old-school rectitude, justified the large raid on the public purse on the basis that he had not used up his second homes allowance in previous years.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Chris Grayling -PARASITE

Chris Grayling, the shadow home secretary claimed thousands of pounds to renovate a flat in central London – bought with a mortgage funded at taxpayers’ expense, even though his constituency home is less than 17 miles from the House of Commons.

Mr Grayling, who represents Epsom and Ewell, lives in a large house in Ashtead, Surrey, but also claims expenses for a flat in Pimlico, near the House of Commons. Mr Grayling also owns other buy-to-let flats and now has four properties within the M25.

The disclosure is particularly embarrassing for the Conservatives as Mr Grayling is the party’s “attack dog” who has criticised a series of Labour ministers implicated in sleaze scandals.

Within weeks of first being elected in 2001, he bought a flat in a six-storey block for £127,000. In 2002, he set up an unusual arrangement with the Parliamentary Fees Office, claiming £625 a month for mortgages on two separate properties, both the main home and the new flat in Pimlico. This is usually against the rules, but Mr Grayling negotiated an agreement because he was unable to obtain a 100% mortgage on the London flat that he had bought.

This arrangement ended in May 2006.

Over the summer of 2005, Mr Grayling undertook a complete refurbishment of the flat. Shortly after the general election in May, Mr Grayling claimed £4,250 for redecorating and £1,561 for a new bathroom.

The next month, he claimed £1,341 for new kitchen units and in July, he claimed a further £1,527 for plumbing and £1,950 for work that included rewiring the flat throughout. It is thought to have risen substantially in value since then.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Michael Gove -PARASITE

Michael Gove, a front-bench ally of David Cameron, spent thousands on furnishing his London home before “flipping” his Commons allowance to a new property in his Surrey constituency, and claiming £13,000 in moving costs.

Shortly after being elected MP for Surrey Heath in 2005, Mr Gove furnished a house in north Kensington, west London, for which he claimed the Additional Costs Allowance.

Over a five-month period between December 2005, and April 2006, he spent more than £7,000 on the semi-detached house, which Mr Gove, 41, and his wife Sarah Vine, a journalist, bought for £430,000 in 2002. Around a third of the money was spent at Oka, an upmarket interior design company established by Lady Annabel Astor, Mr Cameron’s mother-in-law.

Mr Gove bought a £331 Chinon armchair from there, as well as a Manchu cabinet for £493 and a pair of elephant lamps for £134,50.

He also claimed for a £750 Loire table – although the Commons’ authorities only allowed him to claim £600 – a birch Camargue chair worth £432 and a birdcage coffee table for £238.50. Other claims in the five-month period included Egyptian cotton sheets from the White Company, a £454 dishwasher, a £639 range cooker, a £702 fridge freezer and a £19.99 Kenwood toaster.

Mr Gove even claimed for a £34.99 foam cot mattress in Feb 2006 from Toys 'R’ Us – despite children’s equipment being banned under Commons rules. He also charged the taxpayer for eight coffee spoons and cake forks, worth £5.95 each, four breakfast knives and a woven door mat worth £30. A claim for new patio furniture worth £219, including a four-seater bistro dining set, was turned down by Commons officials.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Francis Maude -PARASITE

Francis Maude claimed almost £35,000 in two years for mortgage interest payments on a London flat when he owned a house just a few hundred yards away.

The shadow minister for the Cabinet Office owned the house outright but in 2006 took out a £345,000 mortgage on the flat about one minute’s walk away. He then rented out the house and began claiming mortgage interest payments on the flat which is in a grade II listed building with a gym and 24-hour concierge.
Labour ministers Alistair Darling and Hazel Blears have previously claimed for second homes in the same building.

Mr Maude also claimed, and was paid, £387.50 for the cost of moving his effects down the road from the house to the flat.

He claimed £18,112.50 in mortgage interest payments for the year 2006-07, £1,790 for council tax, £2,237 for a service charge and £820 for cleaning.
A further £9,801.78 was claimed for mortgage interest payments from April 1 to Aug 31, 2007.

The senior Tory MP then submitted a claim for the mortgage interest payments for the remainder of the 2007-08 financial year, which came to £13,070.96.
In a note to the House of Commons fees office he said he knew there was not enough left in his ACA account to cover the payments.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Alan Duncan -PARASITE

Alan Duncan, the senior Conservative MP who oversees the party’s policy on MPs’ expenses, claimed thousands of pounds for his garden – but stopped after agreeing with the fees office that his expenditure “could be considered excessive”.

Mr Duncan’s gardening claims raise serious questions about whether expenses by some MPs can be justified as entirely necessary for their parliamentary work. In a three-year period, he recouped more than £4,000. He has not been asked to repay the money despite later concerns over the garden claims.

The bill for £3,194 for gardening in March 2007 was not paid by the fees office, which wrote to Mr Duncan suggesting that the claim might not be “within the spirit” of the rules.

However, by then the multi-millionaire MP for Rutland and Melton had claimed £4,000 of gardening costs that were approved. In a letter to the MP, the office said that it expected gardening costs “to cover only basic essentials such as grass cutting”. Mr Duncan submitted receipts showing that his gardener was being paid £6 an hour for up to 16 hours a week in grounds of less than an acre.

In March 2007, Mr Duncan claimed £598 to overhaul a ride-on lawn-mower and then a further £41 to fix a puncture a month later.

Mr Duncan also claimed £1,400 a month for his mortgage interest on his home in Rutland. He bought the large detached house without taking out a mortgage on the property itself in January 1992, shortly before he was elected to parliament.

James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary, avoided paying capital gains tax on the sale of his London flat after claiming taxpayer-funded expenses for advice from an accountant, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The Cabinet minister saved thousands of pounds after informing the parliamentary authorities that Manchester was his “main” home while the tax authorities considered London to be his “primary” residence. Mr Purnell claimed for a £395 accountant’s bill that included “tax advice provided in October 2004 regarding sale of flat” on parliamentary expenses which are intended to cover the costs of running an MP’s office.

It can also be disclosed that Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary, did not pay capital gains tax on the sale of his London home in 2006. Earlier this week, Gordon Brown criticised Hazel Blears’s similar failure to pay capital gains tax as “totally unacceptable”. Miss Blears, the Communities Secretary, wrote a cheque for £13,000 to cover the tax last week. She said yesterday that acting within the rules “doesn’t cut it with the public”.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Geof Hoon -PARASITE

Geoff Hoon has established a property empire worth £1.7 million after claiming taxpayer-funded expenses for at least two properties.

During his time as Defence Secretary and Leader of the House, Mr Hoon lived in a grace-and-favour apartment in Whitehall yet claimed costs for his home in Derbyshire.

Within months of losing his grace-and-favour apartment in 2006, Mr Hoon bought a new London townhouse. He then claimed that his Derbyshire home was his main property and designated the new house as his “second home”. This allowed him to fund the London property using the expenses system.

He now stands accused of exploiting the system by switching properties on his parliamentary declaration, enabling him to claim close to the maximum allowable amount most years. This is how he took advantage of the system:
At his Derbyshire family home between 2004 and 2006, Mr Hoon claimed thousands of pounds for renovations and refurbishments. In that time he redecorated and re-carpeted the property, which he has owned since 1986, and claimed for regular visits to DIY stores.
In 2005, Mr Hoon attempted to claim £1,199 for an LCD television — only to be told by the parliamentary authorities that he would receive a maximum of £750.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Ian McCartney -PARASITE

Ian McCartney, the former Labour Party chairman, spent £16,000 furnishing and decorating his designated second home but paid the money back two years later.

Mr McCartney’s claim, which was submitted in 2006, included £4,045 on furniture for a bedroom and lounge, £3,300 spent at B&Q, £1,328 on two settees, £817 on towels and kitchen ware, £699 on a mattress, £699 on a dining table and chairs, £662 on bedding and soft furnishings, £399 on a television, £249 on a vacuum cleaner and another £241 on soft furnishings. It also included £1,815.37 on decorating.

The House of Commons fees office informed Mr McCartney that the total claim of £16.274.10 exceeded the John Lewis list limit and it was reduced to £14,914.10. That included reducing a claim of £1,100 for a wardrobe to £600.

(2009) Conservative Deputy Mayor Ian Clement -to FACE FRAUD ENQUIRY

Scotland Yard today opened a fraud inquiry into allegations that one of Boris Johnson's key deputies misused his corporate credit card.

Detectives will question Ian Clement over claims revealed by the Standard that he used his City Hall expenses to entertain his 23-year-old lover — but said he was buying meals for Tory councillors. He could face jail if convicted of an offence of fraud or of misconduct in public office.

Mr Clement, 44, dramatically quit on Monday after City Hall admitted there were serious “discrepancies” in his expense claims. Then the Standard revealed how Mr Clement falsely claimed for three restaurant meals he said were with Tory council leaders — all of whom denied being present.

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(2009) New Labour M.P. Gerald Kaufman -PARASITE

Sir Gerald Kaufman charged the taxpayer £1,851 for a rug he imported from a New York antiques centre and tried to claim £8,865 for a television.

The former environment minister was asked to attend a meeting with officials from the parliamentary fees office to discuss details of another claim relating to £28,834 of work on the kitchen and bathroom at his London flat.

He told them that the work was necessary because he was “living in a slum”, though his second home, off Regent’s Park, is in one of the most fashionable areas of the capital. He was eventually reimbursed for £15,329.

On one occasion he asked a civil servant “why are you querying these expenses?” and on another threatened to make a complaint unless a dispute was settled by noon on the day in question. In one document, an official in the fees office noted that invoices Sir Gerald had submitted took him to “within 6p” of his annual limit. He also claimed £1,262 for a gas bill that was £1,055 in credit.

Between 2001 and 2008 the Manchester Gorton MP, one of the Labour party’s longest-serving members, claimed a total of £115,109 in additional costs allowances on his London flat, which he owns outright. In June 2006, he submitted a claim for three months’ expenses totalling £14,301.60, which included £8,865 for a Bang & Olufsen Beovision 40in LCD television. The maximum amount MPs are allowed to claim for TVs is £750.

On July 7, 2006 the fees office wrote to Sir Gerald to say: “I regret to inform you that this item falls within the not allowable category of luxurious furnishings, and as such has been rejected.”

He was paid £750.

(2009) Conservative M.P. John Gummer -PARASITE

John Gummer, the former Conservative Cabinet minister had moles removed from his country estate at taxpayers' expense.

John Gummer, the former environment secretary, used the parliamentary expenses system to claim more than £9,000 a year for gardening.

Mr Gummer also received hundreds of pounds to meet the costs of "treating" moles, removing jackdaw nests, tackling insect infestations and an annual "rodent service" contract. He claimed more than £100 a year for the mole treatment alone.

Only costs essential for an MP to carry out his or her parliamentary duties are supposed to be recouped. It is not clear why Mr Gummer's claims were authorised by House of Commons officials.

The former Cabinet minister, who famously allowed his daughter to be pictured with a hamburger during the BSE crisis in 1990, lives in a grange in Suffolk. He has a £60,000 mortgage on the property and initially claimed around £200 a month towards the interest on the loan.

However, he still claimed close to the maximum allowance of more than £20,000 annually during most years once his other expenses were added.

Letters seen by this newspaper show that officials in the House of Commons fees office were concerned that Mr Gummer was not producing receipts to justify many of his claims.

(2009) Conservative M.P. John Butterfill -PARASITE

Sir John Butterfill built a servants' wing at his country home in Surrey for the gardener and his wife with taxpayers' money.

In the beginning there was the viscount's moat. Then, as the expenses saga developed, there was a floating duck island funded by the taxpayer on behalf of a knight of the shire.

And now, just as the nation was beginning to tire of the great 2009 expenses scandal, we have servants' quarters paid for out of the public purse.

Sir John Butterfill, a Conservative grandee hoping to serve out his last year as the MP for Bournemouth West, Dorset, in some style, was last night having to embark on the rather vulgar business of explaining how the taxpayer paid for an extension which housed the gardener and the gardener's wife.

To the horror of the Tory leadership, which believes the expenses claims of grandees are reviving old stereo-types, Butterfill appeared slightly confused as he explained that today's Daily Telegraph had mistakenly claimed that he had servants. "It is a gross misrepresentation of what I said to the young lady at the Telegraph," he told the BBC Newsnight programme as he denied having built servants' quarters from his parliamentary allowance.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Bill Wiggins -PARASITE

Bill Wiggin, a Conservative whip, has admitted claiming interest payments for a property with no mortgage for two years, but claims it was a mistake and that he is only "human".

The MP for Leominster, a contemporary of David Cameron at Eton, received more than £11,000 in parliamentary expenses after declaring his constituency property was his second home.

But he and his wife owned outright the £480,000 home near Ledbury in Herefordshire, where he has gone on to breed chickens and prize-winning cattle, and had not taken out a home loan on it.

Mr Wiggin denies that he intended to claim a "phantom mortgage", however, and says he meant to put his £900,000 house in Fulham, west London, as his second home.

But, The Daily Telegraph has disclosed, he submitted expenses claims forms to the Commons fees office for 23 consecutive months on which he had written the Herefordshire address, before officials queried his living arrangements and he changed his designated residence back to London.

In a round of interviews today, Mr Wiggin was forced to admit that he had claimed on the wrong property but said it was an honest mistake. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, agreed but said it was a "bad mistake".

(2009) Conservative M.P. Peter Viggers -PARASITE

Sir Peter Viggers, a Tory grandee, included with his expense claims the £1,645 cost of a floating duck house in the garden pond at his Hampshire home.

Sir Peter, the MP for Gosport, submitted an invoice for a “Stockholm” duck house to the Commons fees office.

The floating structure, which is almost 5ft high and is designed to provide protection for the birds, is based on an 18th-century building in Sweden. The receipt, from a firm specialising in bird pavilions, said: “Price includes three anchor blocks, duck house and island.”

It was announced last night that following The Daily Telegraph’s disclosures, Sir Peter will retire at the next election.

Sir Peter, a qualified jet pilot, lawyer and banker, has been an MP for 25 years and is a member of the Treasury select committee. He lists his recreations in Who’s Who as opera, travel and trees.

His expenses files reveal that he was paid more than £30,000 of taxpayers’ money for “gardening” over three years, including nearly £500 for 28 tons of manure.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Ben Champan -PARASITE

An investigation has been launched by Labour into the Daily Telegraph disclosures that House of Commons officials colluded with MPs to let them make inflated claims on their mortgages.

Parliamentary authorities, overseen by Michael Martin, the Speaker, gave secret permission for some MPs to over-claim for thousands of pounds in home loan interest in deals that led to the systematic abuse of the taxpayer-funded expenses system.

Ben Chapman, a Labour MP, admitted on Sunday night that he was allowed to continue claiming for interest payments on his entire mortgage after repaying £295,000 of the loan in 2002.

Over 10 months the arrangement allowed Mr Chapman to receive £15,000 for the part of the home loan which had been paid off.
He has so far refused to give back the money.

But Labour has now launched an investigation into the claims. The party’s chief whip had spoken to Mr Chapman and wpuld be seeking further clarification from the MP and the Fees Office, a Downing Street spokesman said.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Howard Stoate -PARASITE

Howard Stoate, the Labour MP for Dartford, submitted bills for thousands of pounds worth of DIY materials as he spent years doing up his second home.

The Labour MP for Dartford, whose taxpayer-funded flat in London is only 15 miles from his constituency home, claimed a total of £55,836 in second home allowances in four years, while having no rent or mortgage to pay.

More than £1,000 of the money was spent in B&Q, the DIY retailer, and hundreds more in other home supply stores such as Focus. Dr Stoate spent £4,520 on Everest replacement windows.

Dr Stoate, who worked as a GP before entering politics, is known in Parliament for his practical side. He is also a motoring enthusiast who built his own two-seater kit car.

Since the expenses scandal broke, Dr Stoate has pledged not to claim second home allowances in future and has returned his entire claim for the 2008-09 financial year, amounting to £11,000.

Between 2005 and 2008, Dr Stoate made claims for materials including paint, timber, pipes, shelves, sandpaper, dust sheets and cabling.

Almost all the receipts included in his expense claim are from stores near his constituency home in Dartford, Kent. One B&Q receipt, submitted in 2005, included £5.14 for MDF, £5.96 for stripwood, £24.76 for loft insulation, £8.23 for ready-made plaster, £2.78 for a hinge and £1.30 for a washer.

Two days later, at the same store, Dr Stoate bought a tin of undercoat for £4.98, Dulux gloss paint for £8.28, £4.48 wood stain, a cabinet knob for £2.98 and adhesive for £4.48. Another claim for a B&Q receipt in 2007 included £13.98 for a ball valve, 98p for assorted screws, £4.96 for two tap connectors and £15.78 for three lengths of 15mm tubing.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Paul Goggins -PARASITE

Mr Goggins shares the house in south-east London with Chris Bain, who is the director of the Catholic aid charity Cafod and a friend since university.

They have lived together for the past 11 years. For the past three years, Mr Goggins, the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, has designated the property as his “second home” and claimed almost £45,000 in expenses for it. He did not tell the Commons fees office that he shared it.

Mr Goggins claimed for the entire £600 a month mortgage interest, annual council tax and utility bills.

He said Mr Bain, who earned £76,000 a year, had contributed to the costs between 1998 and 2003, when they were not met by taxpayers. After being approached by The Telegraph yesterday, the men said the arrangement was no longer appropriate and they would repay a large amount based on a “thorough assessment” of how many nights Mr Bain stayed there.

In February 2008, Mr Goggins paid Mr Bain £3,829 for the installation of a new kitchen in the house. They said that the money had then been given to Mr Bain’s brother, Don, who carried out the work.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Paddy Tipping -PARASITE

MP Paddy Tipping has claimed £400 – the maximum allowance for food – almost every month for the past five years.

The claims were made throughout the year, including during parliament's two-month summer holiday.

Speaking to the Evening Post he said: "That was the amount prescribed in the rules and I do go to parliament during the recess, not every day or as regularly when parliament is sitting."

Other expenses included a £199.98 vacuum cleaner from Currys, £1,175 on external decoration and repairs at his flat in London as well as annual TV licences.

He also pays about £500 on mortgage interest payments on his flat in London.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Barry Gardiner -PARASITE

A BRENT MP is preparing to face questions over his controversial expenses claims.

Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, has called a public meeting with residents about the expenses scandal engulfing Parliament.

The MP has come under fire for his own claims, which including almost £11,000 for refurbishing a second home which he later sold for a reported £200,000 profit.

He has also been accused of submitting lavish claims for household items, when rules expressly ban luxury purchases being paid for out of the public purse.

(2009) New Labour M.P. David Chaytor -THIEF

Labour MP David Chaytor faces a fresh criminal probe after giving £5,000 of expenses to his daughter under an alias.

The Metropolitan Police is already considering whether to investigate the disgraced backbencher after he was caught pocketing £13,000 for a 'phantom mortgage'

But it was revealed yesterday WED that he paid taxpayers' money to 'Sarah Rastrick' for research work, who he later admitted was actually Sarah Chaytor.

The MP for Bury North, who was forced to announce he was quitting at the next election, claimed the cash under his generous office allowances.

A copy of Miss Chaytor's birth certificate shows Rastrick as one of her middle names. The address and mobile phone number of 'Sarah Rastrick' also match Miss Chaytor.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Jonathan Djanogly -PARASITE

Jonathan Djanogly, the multi-millionaire shadow business minister, claimed almost £5,000 to have automatic gates installed at his large home in his Huntingdon constituency.

The Conservative MP also claimed £13,962 for cleaning and £12,951 for gardening at his second home, which did not have a mortgage, in just four years.

The scale of the claims, which are likely to be regarded as excessive by ordinary taxpayers, is certain to infuriate David Cameron.

The Conservative leader has spent much of the past 10 days attempting to crack down on wealthy Tory MPs who have lavished money on their country homes.

Mr Djanogly is repaying £25,000 to the fees office following discussions earlier this week. In most of his claims, Mr Djanogly charged £65 a week for a cleaner, submitting receipts showing that his monthly staffing bill was up to £1,600 for three staff.

The large wooden gates – which cost £4,936 for installation and maintenance — can be opened automatically by an electronic touchpad from a car.

The MP installed the gates following security fears after he helped constituents threatened by animal rights activists over their links to the animal-testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Barbara Follett -PARASITE

Babrara Follet, one of Parliament’s richest MPs, has claimed more than £25,000 for a private police force to patrol near her four-storey home in London’s Soho.

The Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism made taxpayers shell out for the extra security when she claimed she felt unsafe after being mugged and followed by a stalker.

She earns £95,000 a year, while her husband, the thriller writer Ken Follett, is said to earn about £13million a year from his bestsellers.

(2009) Liberla Democrat Leader Nick Clegg

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has revealed he claimed more than £7,000 on expenses to renovate his constituency home.

He used the cash to pay for carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden maintenance and plastering work.

He also received over £12,000 for his mortgage on the property in Sheffield, nearly £1,700 for his council tax and £600 for his telephone bill.

MPs can claim up to £23,000 a year on expenses for costs associated with running a second home.

(2009) Conservative Leader David Cameron M.P. -PARASITE

David Cameron MP, the Conservative leader, is to repay almost £1,000 claimed on Parliamentary expenses after reviewing his claims over recent weeks.

The Tory leader had already announced his intention to pay back £680 he claimed towards repairs at his second home in Oxfordshire.

But on Thursday he wrote to the Commons Fees Office volunteering the repayment of £947.29 - including the £680 for repairs - after identifying a series of over-claims.

"Over the last few weeks, I have carefully gone through the claims I have made against the Additional Costs Allowance (ACA) since 2004," he wrote in a letter to Terry Bird, the Commons' director of operations.
"This has brought to light a number of points. I would like to make clear that these were discovered as a result of a thorough review by my office, not as a result of media inquiries."

The additional amounts for which he is reimbursing the Fees Office include:
:: £218.91 in mortgage over-claims resulting from "an inadvertent administrative error" arising from changes to his home loan arrangements;
:: £9 he was over-compensated for on an electricity and gas bill;
:: £10 too much he received for a researcher's phone bill;
:: £29.38 he claimed towards a banner on his website he was subsequently asked by the Commons to take down.

(2009) Lib-Lab-Con-men Investigated by Scotland Yard

A small number of MPs and peers will face criminal investigations into allegations they misused their expenses.

Scotland Yard said a joint assessment panel of senior detectives and prosecutors had decided full inquiries were necessary.

The police inquiries were expected to focus on politicians accused of deliberately misleading the authorities or claiming "phantom mortgages".

The investigation will be conducted by officers from the Met's Economic and Specialist Crime Command, overseen by Temporary Assistant Commissioner Janet Williams. It is understood the joint panel of experts will continue to consider a small number of other individuals.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "After consideration by the joint Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service assessment panel the Met has decided to launch an investigation into the alleged misuse of expenses by a small number of MPs and peers."

(2009) Conservative M.P. Anne Main

The daughter of Anne Main, a Tory MP, has been living rent-free at a flat paid for by her mother’s taxpayer-funded second home allowances.

Mrs Main, the MP for St Albans, has claimed a 10 per cent second home discount on her council tax for the apartment in her constituency even though her 27-year-old daughter, Claire Tonks, has lived there for up to three years.

This discount can only be claimed if no one lives at the property full-time.

Mrs Main’s principal home is a large detached house in Beaconsfield, Bucks, 25 miles from St Albans. The house is roughly six miles further from Westminster than the St Albans flat. Mrs Main has no regular accommodation in the capital.

The MP charged the taxpayer £1,095.68 a month in mortgage interest payments for the flat, along with service charges, utility bills and furnishing costs. She has claimed a 10 per cent discount on council tax since 2004 — amounting to £171.09 last year — and submitted the bill on her expenses.

Two neighbours who in live in other flats in the building — who the Telegraph spoke to alongside the MP yesterday — both said that it was the first time they had met her.

(2009) New Labour M.P. Ian Gibson

Ian GIbson, the senior Labour MP, has offered to stand down at the next election over his expense claims after being approached by the Daily Telegraph.

Full details of questionable expenses he has made on a London flat will be disclosed in the newspaper tomorrow.

The MP had published his expenses on his website, but redacted crucial information which has been uncovered by the Daily Telegraph. The information would not have been released under Parliamentary plans to publish details of MPs expenses.

Dr Gibson’s announcement came within hours of another Labour MP, Ben Chapman, announcing that he will also stand down at the next election.

On Monday, the Telegraph disclosed how Mr Chapman had claimed £15,000 of expenses to which he was not entitled.

He confirmed that he would step down in a statement released on Thursday night.

Between December 2002 and October 2003, Mr Chapman deliberately claimed about £15,000 in expenses for interest on a part of the mortgage on his second home that he had already repaid.

He was given permission to do this by an official in the Commons fees office, in an arrangement that internal correspondence suggested was not unique.
Mr Chapman refused to consider paying back any of the money.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Peter Luff THIEF

Peter Luff, a Conservative MP, bought three lavatory seats, three food mixers, two microwaves and 10 sets of bed linen while kitting out his country house and London flat at taxpayers’ expense.

During a four-year period, Peter Luff, the MP for Mid-Worcestershire, spent £17,000 on various items including four beds and mattresses, five tables, two ironing boards, two vacuum cleaners, five sets of towels and three kettles.

In the months before he switched the designation of his second home from Worcester to the capital, he paid for more than £5,000 of decorating and repairs, including the £53.71 cost of having his Aga cooker fixed.

Six months later, he switched his designation to a small flat in south London, where he spent more than £3,000 decorating the bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and hall.

Records seen by The Daily Telegraph show that Mr Luff submitted receipts for furniture and furnishings or decorating bills virtually every month over a four-year period.

Under the rules governing second home expenses, MPs are not allowed to make purchases which would be deemed “extravagant or luxurious”. On virtually each occasion, the House of Commons fees office signed off Mr Luff’s expenses without question, although he did have an £809.91 claim for a television reduced to £750.

In March 2005, he attended a meeting with fees office staff, who told him that his claim for a £1,583 dining room table and chairs was considered excessive. He was paid £750.

(2009) New Labour M.P. George Mudie -PARASITE

George Mudie, a Labour MP who has been one of Gordon Brown’s key attack dogs over the profligacy of bankers, claimed £62,000 in expenses for his London flat in four years, while having a mortgage of just £26,000.

Mr Mudie, the MP for Leeds East, claimed almost £17,000 from the taxpayer for furniture and renovations, including a dining room set he had delivered to his constituency home before claiming it on expenses for his designated second home in London.

Mr Mudie also bought a bedroom suite, a leather chair, an ironing board and a lavatory seat in Leeds. When the parliamentary fees office questioned why some of the items were delivered to the “wrong” address, he said he had taken them to London himself.

He was also reimbursed for a television set and sofa he bought in Leeds even though he had claimed for a TV and sofa covers he bought in London.

Mr Mudie, whose house in Leeds is up for sale, has been at the forefront of parliament’s attacks on bank bosses and hedge fund managers in recent months through his role as a member of the all-party treasury select committee.

However, the former education minister has repeatedly voted against greater transparency when it comes to MPs’ expenses.

Mr Mudie’s expense files show that between 2004 and 2008 he claimed £62,041 in second homes allowances on his flat in Westminster, where his mortgage interest repayments last year were £105 per month.

Between 2005 and 2006 he spent more than £12,000 on renovations and furniture for the London flat, including almost £7,000 for a Moben kitchen, £650 for carpets, £580 on repainting, £929 on tile work and £50 for a parking ticket incurred by his builder. He also claimed £249 for sofa covers, £299 for an LCD television set and £169.99 for a DVD player, all bought locally.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Robert Syms -PARASITE

Robert Syms, a Conservative MP, claimed more than £2,000 worth of furniture on expenses for his designated second home in London, but had it all delivered to his parents’ address in Wiltshire.

Mr Syms, the MP for Poole in Dorset, chose to send a bed, mattress, bedroom furniture, sofa and chair to their home, which is just five miles from his designated main residence in his constituency.

In January 2007, he submitted an expense claim to the fees office that included a £1,379.75 receipt from Beds Direct in Chippenham, and a £677 receipt from DFS in Swindon.

Yesterday, the 52-year-old, who has two children and is divorced, insisted that his actions were above board.

He said: “The reason is that I was a director of a building company in Chippenham and the easiest thing was to get the items shipped to my parents’ address.
“It was stored there and then taken up in a van.

“If I had had it delivered to London, I would have had to spend all the day waiting for a delivery, when obviously I am busy in parliament.

“My parents took delivery and then I took it up to London a week or two later to my second address – I drove the van myself.” Mr Syms was elected as an MP in 1997 and became a frontbench spokesman for environment, transport and the regions in 1999.

(2009) Conservative M.P. Ed Vaizey -PARASITE

Ed Vaizey, a key ally of David Cameron, had £2,000 worth of furniture delivered to his London home when he was claiming his Commons allowance on a second home in Oxfordshire.

Mr Vaizey also charged more than £10,000 in stamp duty and legal fees to the taxpayer when he moved from rented accommodation to a house he bought in his constituency. Claims submitted by Mr Vaizey, a Conservative culture spokesman, show that his wife Alexandra ordered furniture worth £1,968.45 from the upmarket online retailer Oka in 2007.

Oka was co-founded up 1999 by Lady Annabel Astor, Mr Cameron’s mother-in-law. The shop says on its website that its “extensive furniture range includes painted, rattan, bamboo, sofas, beds, tables, chairs and armoires”.

Receipts submitted by Mr Vaizey show that he ordered a £467 two seat “Hurlingham” sofa and Carmargue chair, worth £544, an “ebony/brown” low table, worth £280.50 and a £671 Dordogne table in February 2007.

The Commons fees office knocked back the claim because the receipt said that the furniture was due to be delivered to the Vaizeys’ home address in west London. An official told Mr Vaizey that his claim was turned down because it “included an invoice from Oka in relation to an address which is different from that nominated as your home”.

The bill was later paid when Mr Vaizey, who entered the House of Commons in 2005, told the fees office that the furniture was intended for his designated second home in his Wantage constituency. He wrote: “I re-attach my claim for furniture as this furniture has been bought for my second home in Wantage.