British Conservative Party expenses scandal deepens


This video from Britain says about itself:

Tory MP ‘surprised’ Maria Miller has not resigned

8 April 2014

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative MP for Richmond Park, voices support for the proposed introduction of a ‘proper recall system’, allowing constituents to have a referendum on whether their MP should remain in their position. Goldsmith makes the comments in the wake of the scandal surrounding culture secretary Maria Miller’s expenses.

By Roger Bagley in Britain:

Maria Miller expenses scandal: Tory MPs call for resignation of tainted Culture Secretary as ‘indecisive’ David Cameron refuses to drop support

Tuesday 8th April 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron faces a rising Tory rebellion in Commons over Culture Secretary’s scandalous expenses overspend amid accusations her repayment was too little

Pressure for the resignation of tainted Culture Secretary Maria Miller grew among the Prime Minister’s own troops at Westminster yesterday.

Rebellious rumblings spread among Tory MPs after Mr Cameron failed to act decisively and sack Ms Miller over an expenses scandal.

Demands for her resignation are expected to be voiced by some MPs at tomorrow’s meeting of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee.

Tory malcontents were frightened that Mr Cameron’s arrogant and aloof attitude could spark more media scrutiny of MPs’ expenses.

His praise for Ms Miller’s gobsmacking 32-second meagre “apology” to the Commons last week was widely regarded as an embarrassment to all MPs who fear further exposure of their own finances.

Tories were whipped up further by right-wing former Tory chairman Lord Tebbit, who called for Ms Miller’s resignation.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage also stirred up the Tory ranks by declaring that Mr Cameron should have “kicked out” Ms Miller for her “disastrous error of judgement.”

Labour shadow ministers accused Mr Cameron of letting Ms Miller “off the hook,” but so far they have failed to demand her resignation.

Ms Miller has repaid £5,800 after the tame parliamentary standards committee overruled a demand from the standards commissioner that she should pay back £45,000 in overclaimed mortgage expenses.

Mr Cameron appeared a little less enthusiastic about Ms Miller’s shenanigans yesterday when he faced reporters while touring a London supermarket.

“Maria Miller is in her job and she is doing a good job as Culture Secretary,” he said.

“Also, she went through this process and the committee found that she had made a mistake in her mortgage claims.

“She paid back money. She made an apology and that’s the right thing to do.”

The Daily Telegraph

a conservative paper, also known as “The Daily Torygraph

made new allegations yesterday regarding Ms Miller’s Wimbledon home, which she sold this year at a profit of around £1.2 million.

Ms Miller quickly denied the paper’s allegation that she redesignated this property in an attempt to avoid capital gains tax of 28 per cent on profits from the sale of MPs’ second homes.

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10 thoughts on “British Conservative Party expenses scandal deepens

  1. David Cameron’s attitude over this matter and his seemingly growing contempt for the voter is th biggest favour the UKIP party has had so far. Labour are a party happy to bankrupt the Nation and cripple us with debt, They’re led by a waverer who is viewed as weak. The once viable third party, The Liberals has lost it’s place since joining the coalition with the Tories and proving to be blackmailers forcing the Tories to renege on promises made. Their leader the erstwhile Deputy PM is viewed by the nation as Brutus and will never be trusted in power.
    The Tories are proving to be morally bankrupt under Cameron who was viewed as the Great White Hope when brought to power after promising a referendum on getting out of Europe. Now we have another expenses scandal where Cameron backs a Minister in the wrong. He’s already led his party in attacks on the vulnerable.on benefits rather than attack the corporations who pay no tax in the UK despite making money here. Tax which would be more than enough to cover the money he’s regaining through benefits reform.
    Now he helps the UKIP to prominence. A party which appears to have a lot of Neo-Nazis and EDP members. By the time the next elections come round we could be governed by a group of racially prejudiced MP’s prepared to condone attacks on Muslims, Jews and genuine immigrants to the UK instead of just acting to remove illegal immigrants.
    We could end up as a far-right Country ruled by Nazis if we’re not careful.
    I’m an ex Tory who leaned towards UKIP until I saw their support base were supposedly ex EDP members with far-right views.But we can’t continue with a morally bankrupt group in power.

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