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David Cameron accused of cronyism over New Year Honours list

Tory MP Peter Luff who had his Aga serviced on expenses is knighted in New Year honours list

During the expenses scandal Peter Luff, who received a knighthood for political and public service, was also criticised for switching the designation of his second home from Worcester to London, which allowed him to claim £3,000 for redecorating his flat in the capital.

He charged taxpayers £5,000 for decorating and repairs on his constituency home, including the £53.71 cost of having his Aga fixed. He also claimed nearly £1,000 for two china tea sets. He has always denied any wrongdoing over his expenses and ‘flipping’ the designation of his home.”

By AnBalores Posted: January 01, 2014

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  • AnBalores  |  January 01 2014, 10:21PM

    Other gongs causing controversy last night included a knighthood for services to politics and the public for Kevin Barron, a Labour MP and chairman of the Commons Standards Committee. In 2012, he was found to be claiming £1,500 in expenses to rent a family home belonging to shadow cabinet minister Jon Trickett, after selling his own flat for a £500,000 profit.

  • thesearcher  |  January 03 2014, 2:51PM

    Come on, why are these clowns being decorated, what about people such as paramedics , these guys are at the front everyday, they have to deal with death and injuries and misery. Not forgetting fire fighters and many more, I would not want to do their jobs, they go to work everyday not knowing what they will come up against. These people and more, should be recognised and decorated for their services, not these politicians who seem to do what they want when they want. Those people are parasites and overpaid for what they do, they seem to turn up when they want to claim their expenses . I might add not all politicians are like this, but the majority are. Its about time the whole thing was investigated and corrected, but we all know this will never happen because they look after themselves, wear the same old school tie etc.

 
 

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