Mps Expenses

George Osborne Pockets £100,000 For Just Three Speeches After Being Dumped As Chancellor

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

George Osborne has trousered almost £100,000 with just four-and-a-half hours of work after quitting as Chancellor following Brexit. The latest round ...

The Waugh Zone September 9, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, September 9, 2016… 1) GENERAL SELECTION TIME The personality split that is ‘Bold Theresa/Cauti...

Corbyn Ally: Pay MPs' Expenses Automatically

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics

A senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn has called for a new flat-rate allowance for all MPs and the scrapping of the independent system set up in the wake of ...

The Waugh Zone May 23, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday May 23, 2016… 1) DIY SOS The Treasury’s ‘short term’ study into Brexit certainly won the Mo...

The Waugh Zone May 13, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday May 13, 2016… 1) FOR FOX'S SAKE The Tory infighting over Europe has reached such a pitch that it...

Two MPs Investigated By Police Over Expense Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics

Two MPs are being investigated on suspicion of committing criminal offences over their expense claims, the Metropolitan Police have revealed. The M...

26 MPs Named And Shamed For Failing To Pay Back Expenses

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics

Twenty-six current and former MPs who had expenses debts of up to £500 written off after failing to pay them have been named and shamed by the Common...

The House of Lords Is Bigger Than Lord Sewell - Which Is Why It Shouldn't Be Abolished

David Browne | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

What we need to remember is that the House of Lords is far bigger than Lord Sewell, and that's precisely why calls to abolish it based purely on Sewell's actions - without actually considering what this entails - must be resisted.

Iain Duncan Smith Had Credit Card Suspended By Expenses Watchdog

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith had his expenses credit card suspended after running up debts of more than £1,000. The Work and Pensions Secretary, who last yea...

Austerity, What Austerity? MPs Get A Pay Rise We Can Only Dream Of

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett and Paul Waugh | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will not block a wage hike for MPs that will see their salaries increase to £74,000 a year, or give his extra pay to charity. The In...

We Must End This Culture of Dishonesty and Distrust and Replace It With One of Honesty and Integrity

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

How anyone can therefore justify that politicians should be entitled to a larger salary is beyond me. Regardless of whether they caused the crash or are fixing the mess, it is outrageous to think they should be awarded a hefty pay rise at this time.

Robert Peston 'Talking Garbage' About BBC, Rival Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Robert Peston's claims that the BBC is preoccupied with a news agenda set by right-wing newspapers like the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph are "ga...

Recall Bill A 'Cynical Stitch-Up' Warns Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics

New legislation that would allow voters to kick their MP out of parliament mid-term has been attacked as a "stitch up" by one of the staunchest suppor...

6 Politicians Who Probably Should Not Slam Gary Barlow's Tax Avoidance

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

Take That singer Gary Barlow has sparked calls from politicians to hand back his OBE after he allegedly invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Labour...

Peer Faces Suspension From Parliament Over Expenses

PA | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

The former Conservative council leader Lord Hanningfield is facing suspension from the House of Lords for the rest of the current Parliament over his ...

Female MPs Put Off By 'Noise And Histrionics' Of PMQs, Says Commons Speaker

PA | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Female MPs are put off contributing to Prime Minister's Questions by its "histrionics and cacophony of noise", according to John Bercow. The Common...

'The Stoning of Maria M': The Urgent Requirement for Internal Systems Innovation in Parliament

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Martina Keens-Betts

I have to say that I felt dreadfully sorry for Maria Miller during the recent vicious public 'stoning' over her expenses.

Most People Think Politicians Are All Liars

PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Trust in town halls is almost twice as high as in Parliament but most voters believe politicians at all levels in England are liars, research has foun...

Prime Minister's Handling of Maria Miller Scandal Is Like a Sunday Night TV Drama

Phil Hall | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Hall

With barely a voting slip between the two main parties, honesty is going to be the subject in the minds of most of the electorate come the General Election next year. Just who do the public trust most at a time when the popularity of politicians is at an all-time low?

Dave Needs a Good Scrub With a Hard Brush

David Mellor | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
David Mellor

People today should be talking about the IMF declaring this morning that Britain's projected growth rate will be the highest in the G7. But through crass ineptitude Dave has ensured all people will be talking about today is a dodgy dealing cabinet minister and Dave's double standards. This is gold dust for Nigel Farage...

Maria Miller Reminds Us That Corruption Is Not the Exception It Is the Rule in Britain

John Wight | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

For a country whose political leaders, intelligentsia, and media commentators have made a habit of pointing the finger at governments, countries, and political systems around the world, adjudging them to be corrupt and morally deficient, the scale of the hypocrisy in this regard is truly astounding.

Would Maria Miller Have Been Sacked If She Was A Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative backbencher has told The Huffington Post UK that if Maria Miller was a man she would have been sacked. The unnamed MP is one of a gr...

Ned Simons

Miller Expenses Row A 'Plague' On Conservative Party, Cameron Warned | Ned Simons | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Maria Miller appears increasingly isolated within the Conservative Party this morning amid the ongoing row over her expenses claims. David Cameron ...

Bercow Helps Minister Dodge Commons Expenses Questions

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

John Bercow saved a government minister from being dragged to the Commons to defend culture secretaty Maria Miller's expenses claims on Monday, after ...

Maria Miller 'Paid No Capital Gains Tax' On Redesignated Wimbledon Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics

Fresh questions have been raised about the expenses claims of beleaguered Culture Secretary Maria Miller, as it was reported that she stopped claiming...