Will Dave have the guts to get rid of all the rotten apples from the barrel ?

Derek Conway is, it seems, just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Tories taking liberties with taxpayers money.

It appears that two other Tory MP's (Ann and Nicholas Winterton) have also been caught out using a loophole which is technically legal, but as MP's morally dubious, in order to line the pockets of their family trust.

It is hard to imagine that anyone with any sense of public duty would see it as fair to switch their London apartment to a family trust and use their parliamentary allowances )remember, this is taxpayers money)to avoid death duty and then claim more than £30,000 a year in "rent" from the public purse, which is paid to a family trust set up for their two children.

This is another case of MP's lacking the moral probity to know that although something is not illegal, it is wrong. Come on Mr Cameron, show your metal and deal with the two Tories in question. I think everyone's opinion of you would rise if you show you have the guts.


Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

He'd need to step down himself.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this kind of behaviour is out of order. Firstly, how do the rules let people get away with it; and secondly, why do politicians get such light punishments for abusing their position and responsibilities to the taxpayer?

James Schneider said...

It appears that what the Winterton's have done is entirely legal but morally dubious. Cameron should invite them to stand down from Parliament, if not now then certainly at the next election, and use this as an opportunity to get a run on an issue he has mentioned before, Parliamentary allowances, innefficiencies, and the number of MPs.
Why are we being so quiet about this, or do we have a lot to hide too?

iain said...

I fought two General Elections against Mrs Winterton and I predict no apology and no repayment