This rather petulant piece, made it into the letters pages of this weeks Advertiser. I read with some interest the article in then July 24 edition of the Advertiser about the £800 per day Sir Derek Myers’ views on the … Continue reading
It would seem that totalitarianism has now become the order of the day for the Labour Party, and chairmen lying to the public; even at the Bland Comedy Club that is Dinnington Town Council. At the June meeting of the … Continue reading
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Peter Thirlwall once again is having to assert his democratic rights. This is first post on this subject, from this weeks Advertiser: .
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The Advertiser published this piece concerning the denial of basic rights:
Peter Thirlwall’s letter published this week in the Advertiser provides us with pen portraits of the past leaders of RMBC. Views on our leaders “Since the formation of Rotherham Council in 1974, there have been four different leaders. I have … Continue reading
After almost a full 24 hours without an internet connection, I am beginning to have some sympathy with those caught up in this weeks Blackberry and Apple crumble. Connection thankfully re-established today! Hadn’t realised how dependent I have become on digital connectivity, definitely a bad week for technology!
Back to the main story; A year on from Denis MacShane’s disgrace being made public with the simultaneous announcement of the launch of a police investigation into his expenses claims and the suspension of the Parliamentary Labour Whip, the Standards and Privileges Committee, Parliament, Rotherham’s voters and the public generally are still awaiting the results.
October 14th 2010, seems so long ago since the Standards and Privileges Committee called in the Yard to bottom out what they themselves had uncovered lurking in his expenses claims, you would have thought it would have taken much less than a year to produce results?
Has Mr T correctly identified one important piece of evidence, linking MacShane to the Letwin waste paper bin story?
The Advertiser article on the expenses probe into Denis MacShane MP. (Pub 13/5/2011) was very illuminating. Not carried online! pity!
It would appear, from his expense claims and interests declaration, that Denis is now renting his London second home and claiming the expense of doing so, back from the Taxpayer. Simultaneously letting out his last ‘second home,’ we already bought him, and receives rental income from it!
Following the Parliamentary expenses scandal, Parliament altered the rules to phase out the practice of MPs claiming back their mortgage interest payments. Some unscrupulous MPs however are now exploiting a loophole in the rules to rent out the properties bought by us, the taxpayer, and pocketing the rent money. They are then renting another property and then claiming this rent back from the taxpayer, under second home rules. Although this is technically allowed, it is clearly offends against the intention and spirit of the rules.
Denis MacShane is clearly an exceptionally greedy person and arrogant beyond belief, if he thinks this grubby ruse, is in any way acceptable! It is not!
I would ask Denis MacShane: What he has done with the property that we bought for him? How much rental income does he receive? When is he going to sell it and does he intend to follow Nick Clegg’s recent example, returning all the profit to the public purse?
We should all demand these answers from MacShane!