Feb 19 2013
Expenses probe? Nadine blames her dog: Controversial MP says she doesn’t use her taxpayer-funded flat because she has to return home to look after pet
The Daily Mail
Take note all those affected by the bedroom tax. Take note all those not affected by the bedroom tax. Take note full stop. What a bunch of piss taking parasites. Can you not see how these cunts are laughing at us?
- The expenses watchdog IPSA launched inquiry over claims Nadine Dorries does not use the flat
- She wrote on her blog that she had to go back to Bedfordshire to look after the dog
- The MP says she is the subject of a ‘stitch-up’ because of her high profile
PUBLISHED: 01:49, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:06, 19 February 2013
Contraversial Tory MP Nadine Dorries has come up with a novel excuse for being the centre of an embarrassing expenses probe – it’s all her dog’s fault.
The expenses watchdog IPSA has launched an inquiry over claims Miss Dorries does not use her taxpayer-funded London flat on a routine basis.
Writing on her blog yesterday, the MP said the reason she did not often use the flat was that she had to go back to her Bedfordshire constituency to look after her dog.
Miss Dorries added: ‘I am quite sure the IPSA solution to my being a single mum and lone carer of a family and a dog would be to have the dog put down and my child adopted, but I’d rather not.’
The MP, who lost her party’s whip for appearing on I’m A Celebrity . . . Get me Out of Here, says she is the subject of a ‘stitch-up’ because of her high profile.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority launched the probe after saying the fact her quarterly electricity bill went up last year could indicate she has illegally sub-let her flat.
The watchdog also accuses Miss Dorries of claiming twice for petrol.
On her blog, she sought to defend herself by saying the electricity bill went up because her daughter, who is a full-time student, was staying with her between May and July last year.
And the travel claim on March 26, 2012, was submitted twice in error by her assistant who ‘accidentally pressed the button twice’, the MP said.
Miss Dorries, the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire who is a divorced mother of three daughters, said she would stay at her Westminster flat more often if she was allowed to keep her dog there – but she is not.
The watchdog has the powers to make her re-pay or fine her up to £1,000.
Inquiry: The expenses watchdog IPSA has launched an inquiry over claims the MP, who lost her party’s whip for appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get me Out of Her (right), says she is the subject of a ‘stitch-up’ because of her high profile
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