Thursday, 16 August 2012
MPs Continue To Mock Taxpayers
Last year the Tory MP Nick Boles (pictured above) called for pensioners to lose their winter fuel payments and free bus travel.
Also, on a personal level, Mr Boles entered into a civil partnership with Shay Meshulam.
An eventful year for Mr Boles by all accounts.
Tucked away in the House of Commons rule book is provision for MPs to learn foreign languages in the hope that they'll perform their public duties more efficiently.
Mr Boles decided to spend an claim £678.80 learning Hebrew: coincidently his partner is Israeli. In a show of utter arrogance he stated:
“It is something I’m entitled to do. I’ve done it and that’s that.”
Nick Boles isn't the only MP to have the taxpayer fund their language lessons. Multi-millionaire Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt claimed over £3,000 for Mandarin lessons after marrying his Chinese wife.
These are only two of the nine MPs who claimed, from the taxpayer, for private language lessons in the past 12 months.
Surely this is another abuse of the taxpayer and a loophole which must be closed immediately.