I reckon Jacqui Smith must be doing an excellent job as Home Secretary, as clearly everyone now wants to concentrate only on her expenses claim.
I saw her being interviewed on GMTV this morning by some daft bimbo, and the presenter used the time she had with the Home Secretary to ask about desperately pressing issues such as the 88p bath plug ffs !
I can guess how that bath plug ended up included Jacqui Smith's expenses. She probably submitted a bill for some plumbing work which she had carried out, and in the invoice the plumbing contractor had included the 88p bath plug. Needless to say, an eagle-eyed tabloid journalist with nothing better to do, discovered this shocking outrage.
So presumably people like the good Captain think that the Home Secretary should trawl through her expenses deleting trivial amounts and altering invoice totals because MPs should only ask for large amounts of money in their expenses ?
And unbelievably, the daft GMTV presenter again brought up the question of the adult videos, asking how Jacqui Smith was coping as a wife - as if the incident was divorce material ffs. The poor cow had to explain that they were dealing with it and say "we're a strong family"
Whilst I originally welcomed the breakdown of MPs expenses, I'm starting to think that perhaps we shouldn't be told anything more than the totals. And btw, Jacqui Smith doesn't claim the maximum permissible.
Still, it's nice to know that Tory grandee Michael Ancram used his second home allowance to claim £400 for the removal of moss from the garden of his stately home.
What do you think of that Flashheart ? Tory MP charges taxpayers the cost of removing the moss from his stately home - taking the p1ss or what ?