heres a lady who knows what shes talking about

  jakimo 19:56 28 Jan 11
  rickf 20:15 28 Jan 11

you might say from first hand experience

  morddwyd 20:49 28 Jan 11

Glad she's managing to keep body and soul together with the odd bit of part-time now that she's lost her seat.

I don't suppose her MP's pension goes very far!

  spider9 21:26 28 Jan 11

A former minister finds other work after leaving Parliament - so what, do your Tories not do extra work ?
It seems to be a legitimate BBC programme, and yet the 'rag' seems to be going ott to be outraged. Typical of the Mail.

  rdave13 22:42 28 Jan 11

"In 2008 - months before the main expenses scandal broke - it emerged that she had mistakenly claimed for the cost of two pornographic films."
according to the Mail.
Hmm, makes you think how she can be such an expert on porn if she can mistake porn for some other item.
Maybe Radio 5 Live are also mistaken by using her, apparently, naieve knowlege of adult movies.
Who knows?

  spider9 09:46 29 Jan 11

"...according to the Mail."
Does it not smell of an 'axe to grind' - it does to me.
Surely loads of MPs claimed for things their 'family members' may have purchased, and even I can understand some minor items missing scrutiny. She wasn't alone, just that the 'items' concerned were 'racier' (but far less costly) than duck houses etc I suppose.

  CurlyWhirly 09:49 29 Jan 11

"She wasn't alone, just that the 'items' concerned were 'racier' (but far less costly) than duck houses etc I suppose."
In fact duck houses and even moat cleaning were low cost compared to the flipping of homes to avoid paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) of which all the main political parties were guilty of.

  spider9 09:58 29 Jan 11

Completely agree.

  jakimo 15:30 29 Jan 11

'Hmm, makes you think how she can be such an expert on porn'

She probably isn't,but she only has to ask her husband for advice
She wasn't alone, just that the 'items' concerned were 'racier'

A bath plug racy?

  DippyGirl 22:35 29 Jan 11

fm ...with the ICC CWC (how many Cs?) now weeks away I hope you havent tempted fate

  dororof 06:15 30 Jan 11

As notorious as her expense claims may be i think that the present situation is,presenting a documentary on porn,more a case of the programme makers seeking publicity and viewing figures than that of her "cashing in" on what was in effect her husbands prediliction,or to use a famous rock stars phrase "research".
What i find distasteful is how these successful legalised 'kleptomaniacs' and 'public' failures can waltz from one overly remunerated position into another without 'seemingly'an ounce of honesty about them.

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