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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:58 pm


Ian Blackford rakes in £241k in expenses: SNP MP second highest-claiming MP in Westminster
IAN BLACKFORD raked in £241,904.36 in expenses during 2017-18


The figures also revealed eight SNP MPs, including Mr Blackford, made the top ten highest-claiming MPs.

They include Drew Hendry, who claimed £236,981.90, John McNally who claimed£224,938.43, Chris Stephens at £224,301.52, Gavin Newlands who raked in £224,080.88, Hannah Bardell with £222,960.32, Patrick Grady who claimed £220,131.95 and Brendan O'Hara at
£220,081.13.



https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1274860/mp-expenses-ian-blackford-snp-news-Scotland-mp-expenses-claims

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:21 pm

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Ian Blackford rakes in £241k in expenses: SNP MP second highest-claiming MP in Westminster
IAN BLACKFORD raked in £241,904.36 in expenses during 2017-18

The figures also revealed eight SNP MPs, including Mr Blackford, made the top ten highest-claiming MPs.

They include Drew Hendry, who claimed £236,981.90, John McNally who claimed£224,938.43, Chris Stephens at £224,301.52, Gavin Newlands who raked in £224,080.88, Hannah Bardell with £222,960.32, Patrick Grady who claimed £220,131.95 and Brendan O'Hara at
£220,081.13.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1274860/mp-expenses-ian-blackford-snp-news-Scotland-mp-expenses-claims

The expense scam is as old as the hills. Why haven't you Brits gotten the memo on it?

Tom, you fail to provide details on the precise expense items. Is that intentional? I mean, those details are the meat of your claim of excessive spending.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:20 pm





Read the article...




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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:42 pm

No discussion about details, then?

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:57 pm




The details are in the article that I have posted the link to in the OP...



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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Frankly, the OP only says it's about government spending...not about whether the expenses are justified. I have to assume they were, given your reticence to discuss it.

Move on.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:46 pm




Well... given that the lowest expenses claim by an MP for that year was £7000... It seems glaringly obvious to me that SNP MPs claiming between £220,000 - £245,000 each, is taking the piss!!!




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Post by eddie on Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:11 pm

Have to agree with Quill actually. It doesn’t say what the expenses were for, though that could just be bad reporting, I suppose.


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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Well... given that the lowest expenses claim by an MP for that year was £7000... It seems glaringly obvious to me that SNP MPs claiming between £220,000 - £245,000 each, is taking the piss!!!

Well, not if he's buying an F-35. They are a steal at £245,000.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:55 pm



I didn't write the article... But it does say this...


The MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber claimed £22,941.75 on accommodation, £31,742.82 on travel and subsistence, £36,603.24 on office costs, and £963.85, according to figures from IPSO and Daily Telegraph.




And I know that doesn't add up to 240,000, but this means he claimed 160,000 on loads of other stuff... twice what he gets paid as an MP...



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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:22 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:And I know that doesn't add up to 240,000, but this means he claimed 160,000 on loads of other stuff... twice what he gets paid as an MP...

Or,

...they got it wrong. There's only one truth when you don't have the evidence...that the claim lacks substantiation. That is the null hypothesis.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:46 pm




Expenses claimed have been published for years now...

Blackfords expenses details can be found easily...


https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/736/2018



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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:03 pm






Nothing to say now quill...?


lol!



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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:26 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:

Nothing to say now quill...?

Well, you've made no specific claim. It's all innuendo, and nothing to respond to. I leave you in your own ashes.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:35 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:


Expenses claimed have been published for years now...

Blackfords expenses details can be found easily...


https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/736/2018





You said there was no evidence...


Did you look at the evidence I provided above...?


lol!



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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:54 pm

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Tommy Monk wrote:

Expenses claimed have been published for years now...

Blackfords expenses details can be found easily...

https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/736/2018

You said there was no evidence...

Did you look at the evidence I provided above...?

Well, there's evidence of the earth being round, that the earth is not the center of the universe, and that grass is green. There just is no evidence that what you say about unwarranted expenses is true.

You'll have to do better, tom.

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