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Smith 'sorry' for expenses claim

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:02 AM
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Smith 'sorry' for expenses claim


news.bbc.co.uk

The Home Secretary is to pay back parliamentary allowances claimed for pay-per-view television services, reportedly including two adult films.

Jacqui Smith said she "mistakenly" claimed for the TV package while billing for an internet connection.

The Sunday Express claims the £67 Virgin Media bill included two 18-rated features viewed last April.

Ms Smith was not home when the films were viewed, sources told the BBC. She lives with her husband, Richard Timney.

The Home Secretary is already under investigation by the parliamentary commissioner for standards over her use of the second homes allowance.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit: title to same as source]
Headline: Please use the original story headline from your source.

[edit on 29-3-2009 by 12m8keall2c]




posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:02 AM
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I have always considered Jacqui Smith's views on security a complete invasion of privacy but now she is watching people doing the dirty deed but worst of all she cant admit it?

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear Jacqui??

Dont get me wrong here with what anyone chooses to watch here, to each their own, but the specific person who makes lists of security measures that conflict directly with liberal values claims an expense form for pay per view adult material??

I often joke about the government wanting cameras in our bedrooms but with this type of minion in place I wont be joking about it anymore......ok I might just have one more little dig, I cant resist it


Looks like Jacqui is paying to view using tax payers money, why not send her a letter if you dont mind someone "watching" you for a quick buck before this practice becomes mandatory??


Even if this was an error as the article states, what example is this giving of her credentials when it comes to the job, after all claiming or fabricating expenses is a vital part of any MP's job these days.

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 29-3-2009 by XXXN3O]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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Oh yeah, she was watching the Pr0n.
She was getting steamy, and charging it to the public account.
What a nasty politician.
Oh hang on though, they all do this

At least she isn't charging for escorts I guess.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:35 AM
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And she should be removed from her place of power..

How dare she suggest we all bow down and submit to the national ID database and other 'security' issues yet fleeces us at the same time.

All of these so-called MP's should be held as responsible as we are. There should be no consoderation for their positions held.

Say NO 2 ID

This news will please a lot of people, but you know what they say about 'cells', cut the head off and another will grow in its place.. that's how terrorists work isn't it?

And if there is ever an error, then you pay the price,
Thousand pound fine for wrong ID deatails

And as far as other stuff goes along the lines of MP's expenses, well this is a time honoured tradition almost.. just makes me laugh how it suddenly all starts to come to light in 'our time of need'.

"Go and spend it, boys"...

Stand up against these people... le tthem know we will not be forced into their 'dreams'
Compulsory ID cards

I find it amazint that we now must also have an ID card to travel across a small stretch of water to a UK owned/held/controlled territory

Passengers on ferries to the Isle of Wight and Scottish islands such as Mull and Skye will soon have to carry identity papers to comply with new police anti-terror powers.

And travellers flying between British cities or to Northern Ireland face having their personal data logged when booking tickets and checking in.

Until now ferry passengers on most routes in Britain have not been required to produce ID and internal flight passengers only face random police checks.

But under new Government security rules that will come into force next year, personal data, including name, date of birth and home address, will be typed into a computer record for the police by the booking clerk or travel agent.

www.dailymail.co.uk...

Kick her out of office as soon as possible...



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:45 AM
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Fantastic!

So, can "sorry" now be used as a legal defence? 'Look, I'm sorry. Don't charge or prosecute me, I'll just give it back if it's OK'. Shouldn't she be having her fingerprints taken for this? Her DNA? Come on, Jacqui! Everyone else has to, even if they're later found not guilty. You #ing rag-faced hypocrite.

Wasn't Jacqui in support of a '3 strikes and out' policy. What's the count here? Enough for this poison-breathed witch to be dragged out of office?



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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Hey....even politicians get horny baby....

What do i mean...even??

Damn... they're the randiest "bleepers" on the planet


But yeah...in all seriousness, it's disgusting what these people can claim on expenses, for themselves and their family.
At least it's starting to come out, exactly the kind of abuse of the system that is taking place.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:39 AM
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- i really dislike this woman a lot & i couldnt have put it better myself.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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Well how could someone prosecute her?
Why do they have special rights for being prosecuted?
This sucks.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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Well this is a case of power corrupting once again.

There needs to be a new set of rules drawn up of what they can and cannot claim for.

It is not that an MP is badly paid, But more of a case of why use your own money when you can claim that money back.

I would like the queen to dissolve the current UK govt and order a general election. She still has the power to do this.

Any Govt needs to be constantly reminded of who they serve.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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Buddy the Queen is in on it

Shes like there boss, they are there because she lets them be.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by colec156
Well this is a case of power corrupting once again.

There needs to be a new set of rules drawn up of what they can and cannot claim for.

It is not that an MP is badly paid,


Compared to the nation average wage of approx £26K - which isn't reflective of regional wages either, as average wages in the South East and London are significantly higher - despite increasing parity with housing prices and other factors that have traditionally accounted for higher wages - no, it's not a bad salary at all.

On a sheer numbers level, I'm sure I've read recently that vast majority of people in this country work earn something like £13K which backs up the idea the mean average is bumped up by a relatively small figure of disproportionately 'high-earners'. The poor and rich divide for all to see, ladies and gentlemen.

[edit on 29-3-2009 by Merriman Weir]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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The Queen actually believes firmly in the democratic principles and things would have to be pretty bad before she took drastic steps, especially considering that Labour often threaten a "constitutional crisis" whenever anything like this is brought up.

Under Emergency powers they granted themselves a few years back, the Government can effectively dissolve the monarchy and are often heard touting "reform" to legitimise Parliaments free-reign they have over the executive. To allow the Legislature such freedom, without any kind of balance is dangerous. The Lords isn't an effective balance as it is often filled full of Government cronies anyway.

The Monarch should be a balance against the activities of the Parliament, but sadly since QE2 came to power she has allowed the primacy of the Monarch to slip further onto the back-burner, even though she thinks she doesn't interfere for good reason.

There are times when she really should exercise her power, after all she dissolved an Australian Government in the 70's I believe, but she won't do so here.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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This is just utterly unbelieveable.

Forget about the porn aspect for a minute - here we have an MP claiming back money for renting premium movies on their Virgin TV account.

Since when do the people have to pay for an MPs leisure time?

We pay them to work for the people and yet it seems the only work they do these days is working out how to prise the next fricken penny from our clenched fists!

I wouldn't at all surprised if this is all being orchestrated to further infuriate the public to the point where we crack and take the law into our own hands.

This could of course end up with the government rushing through more Orwellian controls to own the people further.

That said, I still think that the time has come to forceibly remove these animals and show them that it should be the people who control the government - not the other way round.


Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I can sympathise with his use of pornography. It must be quite difficult maintaining a sexual relationship with a woman who appears to model both her politics and physical appearance on Stalin.





posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 07:45 AM
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I know a little song about this (apologies to madonna)

Watching Virgin,
(Oooo)
Caught out the very first time..

Watching Vir-ir-ir-ir-gin,
I'll claim expenses,
As if they were mine..

...




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by citizen smith
I know a little song about this (apologies to madonna)

Watching Virgin,
(Oooo)
Caught out the very first time..

Watching Vir-ir-ir-ir-gin,
I'll claim expenses,
As if they were mine..

...



One of the funniest comments in a while.



Nice one.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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So porn sites are being blocked in Oz while British politicians are claiming work expenses for watching it.....nice work if you can get it.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Flighty
So porn sites are being blocked in Oz while British politicians are claiming work expenses for watching it.....nice work if you can get it.


I think its what you'd call 'cash in hand'




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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Good one.



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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Is this what they mean by ' the money shot '

This is the second line



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:54 AM
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Whatever she or her husband choose to do, that's down to them. But I do not accept that the public should pay for every aspect of their lives.

I do not believe for one instant that it was submitted "accidentally". That's BS of the highest order IMO.

They should be paid a salary for the work that they do, nothing else.

This government needs to be removed, now. Before they do any more damage to our society and financial stability.
I hope this weeks protests make it clear that unless they step back from their intrusive, hypocritical ways, start listening to the public and nationalize the banks that are in trouble instead of paying them, and stop abusing their positions to gain financially, then they'll be dragged out of parliament by their necks and strung up.

It is indeed time for revolution. I hope it is peaceful and they comply, or leave without argument when asked, but if not, they will likely face the wrath of the masses.

And I think that time is fast approaching. And if the protests in London this week do not look similar to the Poll Tax riots previously, I will be very surprised.



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