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Politicians' homes

Post by bobby on Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:37 pm

Should politicians live in houses the vast population can only dream of, yet pay for.
 
Property features
•Fantastic Freehold House
•Master Bedroom Suite
•Reception Room
•Open-Plan Kitchen and Sitting Room
•Dining Room
•Exceptional Sun Room
•Over 3000 square feet
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Property description
A sensational double fronted home situated in the 'Pimlico Grid' combining luxurious fittings, period character and cutting edge design. The house has many merits such as the fantastic 'sun room' occupying the entire third floor whilst modern living and entertaining space is presented over the lower ground floor. The property boasts well over 3000 square feet of accommodation and would suit anyone looking for a stylish home.
 
The above home is currently on sale in Pimlico, and is highly valued because it is only 500yds from where I used to live :but this property is directly next Door to where the twat Jeremy Hunt is living now. The Price/Value of No 3 Westmorland Place is £3,100,000.00 so one can fairly assume Hunts House No 5 would have a similar value. Definitely something wrong here isn't there, considering who's paying for it
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Post by Dan Fante on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:53 am

This is part of the reason why they should be salaried and expenses should be done away with.
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Dan Fante. My friend Lee Sherriff, who has lived in Carlisle for almost all of her life, is a racing certainty to become the town’s next MP in May 2015 (the current Tory majority is 853). Are you saying that she should receive exactly the same remuneration for travelling to Westminster every week as that repulsive fat ugly slob Eric Pickles, whose constituency is only 26 miles away in Essex? (He lied about that on ‘Question Time’, claiming it was 37 miles when he was trying to justify charging us for a second home in London.)
 
My point is that you’ve either got to pay expenses to MPs who live more than commuting distance from Westminster, or pay those individuals a higher salary, or better still provide accommodation for them to stay in if they need it. The Olympic village might have provided such a solution.
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Post by Dan Fante on Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:00 am

Yes, that's more or less what I'm saying. You could have the proviso that travel expenses (strictly, independently vetted and only for travel to and from whichever main London station or airport) are excepted though. In fact, you could go even further, and have a stipend for MPs who live outside London. If their costs exceed what should be a reasonable but not excessive amount then they have to pay out of their own pocket. If they find cheap alternatives then they can keep the change, so to speak, for being frugal. I would get away with the second home expenses and have official apartments for MPs. Problem solved. It'll never happen though because it's one big gravy train.
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:13 pm

These aren't bloody amateurs you're discussing, they've inherited a several hundred year old tradition of screwing the Country when you get your hands on the levers of power.
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