Larry’s View

Larry’s view on any and everything.

Money Grabbing British MP’S

Dispatches:Nice Work If You Can Get It. Channel 4. 

This was a real eye opener to the total disregard that British MP’s have towards the electorate in regard to their so called expenses and pensions.

The corruption of power beggars belief. When you can claim overnight allowances for staying in London and effectively pay for a second home in London or your constituency up-to £23,000 a year and the best part not even taxable which in effect is worth £40,000

and not even have to submit receipts unless over £250 is a very nice salary increase.

With this really handy perk you can get a mortgage of about £400,00 paid for of course by us the tax paying suckers.

Another great rip-off is pensions where MP’s have the best gilt edged and safest pension in the land. Due to the large increases which they award themselves the funding pot is not large enough to sustain the outlay so why not top it off with yet more of our tax money to keep it going.

Not forgetting of course the Prime Minister Gordon Brown who was then Chancellor of the Exchequer who raided our pensions with the dividend tax and wiped off billions of pension fund net worth and is responsible for the crisis that pension funds have faced for a decade. Not to worry though were all right Jack!

The so called committees that are supposed to keep checks and balances are either filled with the inner circle cronies or disregarded totally and sacked if they actually try to their jobs.

A case in point is the National Audit Office who are supposed to be independent of government and are there to report on how our taxes is being spent good or bad.

Yet another abuse of power at play was the reporting of the National Health IT scheme which is without doubt a total waste of £12,000,000,000 (added the zero’s for effect) and does not even work.

The first report was changed as it did not show the government in a favourable light.

When the statement was read out in the House of Commons that the project was on time and in budget was a total lie to the British people.

This project was years behind schedule, out of date and grossly over budget, but due to the stubbornness of Blair and Brown who could not or would scrap the project because of their pride stuck to it at a very heavy price for us all. This was another example of the billions of pounds wasted every year by complete and utter idiots. Politicians do not make not make very good businessmen unless to feather their own nests.

As you may note this subject really does make me angry and will continue to do so as it long as these abuses of power go on. Do not expect any change soon.

Sorry for my poor journalistic skills but I write from the heart.

Larry

  

   

September 25, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll

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