Thursday, January 07, 2010
Another Labour MP Fleeces the Taxpayer to Campaign Against Her Own Party
Following on from the David Lammy story earlier today, I've got yet another example of a Labour MP using taxpayer funded facilities to fund party activities. Again, the MP concerned, Margaret Hodge, is campaigning against her own party's decision. She should be free to do that, but she shouldn't be using House of Commons stationery to do it. At least she appears to have had the good grace to pay for the postage herself, for which I suppose we should be thankful. As I understand the rules you are not allowed to use House of Commons letterheads or stationery for non specific addressees.
Her Conservative opponent, Simon Marcus, may be asking some questions of the House authorities about this.
* No doubt the sick idiots who accused the David Lammy story of being motivated by racism, will now say that I am motivated by sexism for this post. Water. Duck. Back.