Thursday, December 10, 2009
Gordon Thinks He Deserves a Medal
The question on most people's lips after watching that will be this: what on earth was he doing claiming £500 for repainting a summer house in the first place? And he seems to think he merits a medal because he volunteered to pay it back!
Gordon Brown is not alone in putting in claims for this sort of thing. Many MPs across the House have done the same. But I say again: what on earth went through their minds when they thought, yup, this is something the taxpaper should fork out for? Ah, they say, but the rules said it was OK.
That's not an explanation the electorate is ready to accept.