One in a week is terrible for the Tory Party, Two is disgraceful, what price a third Tory MEP for being in trouble at some point ? After all, The News of the World printed this about another Tory MEP
"Moustachioed top Tory Roger Helmer is another MEP filling his boots. He has set himself up as a champion for openness and transparency in Brussels. But in an unguarded moment he bragged to our reporter of his plans to exploit the crazy expenses system for thousands more—by tweaking the way his home address is listed.
The idea is to make his home in Ashby Magna, Leics, appear at least 1,000 kilometres from Strasbourg— which under crazy Euro allowance rules will net him an extra £135 every time he flies there—£1,620 a year.
At present the distance is calculated from his postal town Lutterworth, which makes it 996km.
Over a blowout meal of scallops and red wine Helmer said: "From Ashby Magna I make it 1,001km.
"If Brussels agrees with me I'll say, ‘OK, backdate it!'"
The way the Eurocrats throw cash around they probably will. "