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Walking the walk and talking the talk....

From Hansard: Anne Moffat (Labour, East Lothian) "To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase levels of transparency of salaries paid by professional football clubs".

Is that Anne 'expenses' Moffat?

Yes, it is:

'Has never voted on a transparent Parliament'.

'Voted very strongly against investigating the Iraq war'

Which, in itself, is not that surprising for lobby fodder. But here is the bit that puts Moffat in the same class for chutzpah as the child who killed his parents but as an orphan begged for clemency:

"Moffat...ran up the highest travel bill of any Westminster politician in 2003/04. ..a breakdown of her expenses has been published after a fierce two-year battle for disclosure. Anne Moffat's record bill was made up of thousands of pounds' worth of first-class rail and air fares, as well as trips to Malta and Portugal. Moffat, however, ran up the highest travel bill of any Westminster politician in 2003/04.The landmark decision to publish the claims may open the floodgates for a spate of other revelations about MPs' allowances. It follows a two-year fight by Green Party activist Michael Collie for publication of Moffat's travel bill. The Labour MP was criticised after billing the taxpayer for nearly £40,000 in travel costs between 2003 and 2004, the highest claim of that year, Her huge bill led to questions being asked about the nature of her claims and prompted Collie to request more details through the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOI). The UK Parliament's decision to refuse publication of Moffat's claims was overturned by the Information Commissioner, whose judgment was backed earlier this year by the Information Tribunal".

Some people have no shame. Meanwhile, it would look as though her local top league football teams are Hibs and Hearts.

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Anonymous Nomad said... 10:48 am

This lady must like travelling as much as I do. But she really does get around. First Class BA round the world fare is only around £7700 as I recall, although that may have changed lately with the various adjustments to security and fuel charges.  



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