Thursday, December 22, 2005
LibDem MP on the Make
I am indebted to today's Whip column in the Sun for informing the great British public about an expenses claim of the LibDem MP for Hereford, Paul Keetch. It tells us that he has submitted an expenses claim to the House of Commons authorities for, among other things, a cheese grater, three alrge bottle stoppers, a white pudding basin and a retro-style food mixer. These are all for use in his second home in his constituency. Much as I would like to think Mr Keetch was alone in claiming for such 'essentials' I suspect he is not. Nevertheless, he should be ashamed of himself for using taxpayers' money for such items. My friend Virginia Taylor failed to unseat Mr Keetch by only a few hundred votes at the last election. At least she's got enough material on him for her next election leaflet. I hope she stands again and boots him out!