Out gay government minister Ben Bradshaw (pictured below looking like the next big thing on daytime telly) has been now been outed as a cheatin' theiving scumbag! Yes, he's the latest MP to explain that he's just not terribly good at accountancy and accidentally claims for everything - fortunately, his bad accounting's always in his favour! Sadly his claim's not for bath plugs or a chocolate Christmas Santa, nope he's claimed for his second home which sounds fine. Trouble is, he claimed for the whole mortgage but only actually owns half of it as it's a joint mortgage with his boyfriend.
Um, bugger... we think most folks would have claimed that whack but in a shocking revelation, most of the pigs at the troth avoided being that obvious.
Anyways, it's all OK as speaking in his blog he says we should be grateful. "It is only because Labour has opened things up that we know anything. The voters are now free to analyse their MP’s claims, compare them with others and make their own judgement as to whether they are providing good value for money. And why any newspaper would pay £300,000 for copies of MPs’ receipts is beyond me, when they are all being published in a few weeks anyway."
Opened things up? They fought tooth and nail to get them excused from the Freedom of Information bill and we only got full disclosure thanks to the bloody Telegraph as we'd still not have seen the key data about second homes. Dirty little spin maiser.