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It seems that everyday I write about the same old faces, the same old names, all doing the same old same old.

Today’s same old, same old are Ian Smiff (again) and Gay Bald Willie.

“What they doing now Spiv?”

Same old, same old… I just told you that. 

Smiff is pretending to be all manly by taking his boy to football. We all know that he prefers Ballet, a trait he inherited off of his Father… In fact, the ‘Lumberjack Song‘ springs to mind.

Course, had he not been such a useless pansy at everything he attempts, the would be hard man would have stood on the terraces for some real father and son bonding time (not too be confused with political father and son bondage time… A different past time altogether).

Alas, politicians have even taken that simple pleasure away. 

Anyhow, to cut a long story short, the article is the usual Smiff takes the piss, type thing.

Article number 2 is about Gay Bald Willie Hague AKA The Embryo and is obviously the usual Gay Bald Willie takes the piss, type thing.

Mind you,  article number 3 from the Daily Express in 2001 perfectly sums up the pair of useless cunts and is indicative of why we will never have a better quality of life while political party’s exist. 

Iain Duncan Smith: Tory enjoyed £2,400 football hospitality days before claiming he could live on £53 a week

 He and his son watched their team Tottenham Hotspur take on bitter rivals Arsenal from the director’s box as guests of the club

 

Hypocrite: Iain Duncan Smith

Top Tory Iain Duncan Smith took a £2,400 trip to the football shortly before claiming that he could live on £53 a week.

He and his son watched their team Tottenham Hotspur take on bitter rivals Arsenal from the director’s box as guests of the north London club.

The prime seats and lavish hospitality at the derby were worth a staggering £2,400, the latest edition of Parliament’s Register of Members’ Interests shows.

The details came amid claims that Work and Pensions ­Secretary Mr Duncan Smith told a Treasury official “I’ll bite your balls off” during a vicious row over welfare reform.

The former Tory leader was slammed for accepting the March 3 freebie from Spurs but ducking a challenge to prove he could live on £53 a week.

The MP, who lives rent free in a £2million home with an annual salary of £134,565, claimed he could get by on the paltry sum a month ago.

But the arrogant Cabinet minister has shunned a petition signed by more than 300,000 to actually try doing it.

Mark Serwotka, leader of the PCS union, said that lavish football jaunt was just the latest evidence that the MP lives in a different world from those struggling on welfare.

Mr Serwotka stormed: “This is gross hypocrisy from a man who not only glibly claimed he could live on £53 a week but also peddles the myth that people are better off on benefits than in work.”

Mr Duncan Smith’s row with the Treasury came two years ago when Chancellor George Osborne was desperately trying to block the Universal Credit, an attempt to wrap eight benefits up in one payment.

The complex new scheme, which relies on a brand new computer system, is seen as a disaster waiting to happen by many in Westminster including many Tories.

The Work Secretary’s temper boiled over when he heard an aide being berated by someone from the Treasury.

He apparently snatched the phone and said: “If you speak to my officials like that again I’ll bite your balls off and send them to you in a box.”

Millionaire William Hague’s £62,000 of taxpayer’s cash for his 2nd home

David Cameron’s deputy claimed MP’s expenses while earning £800,000 a year.

 

William Hague (pic: PA)

 

William Hague claimed £61,995 in taxpayers’ cash to help pay for a £1million second home in London – while pocketing around £800,000 a year from part-time jobs.

The millionaire Shadow Foreign Secretary, who David Cameron refers to as his “deputy in all but name”, bought the penthouse in 2003 for £685,000.

Despite earning hundreds of thousands of pounds through lucrative book deals, after-dinner speeches and directorships, Mr Hague – who also owns a £1million apartment in Yorkshire – used his MP’s living allowance to pay his mortgage interest and £4,000-a-year service charge, including use of a gym.

Last week he boasted of not having a mortgage on either property.

In fact, the canny former Tory leader cleared the mortgage on the fourth-floor London penthouse in October …just as MPs realised they faced being forced to publish details of all their expenses.

His claim of £61,995 between April 2004 and March 2007 is close to the maximum of £64,646.

In 2006 alone Mr Hague, 48, claimed £13,626 in mortgage interest and £4,083 towards the service and maintenance costs of the apartment he shares with wife Ffion.

He is able to pocket the cash under the Additional Cost Allowance (ACA) given to MPs to help them with the interest on their mortgage, or their rent or hotel bills “when staying overnight away from their main home for the purpose of performing Parliamentary duties”.

The figures up to October 2008 are yet to be published, but it is believed he could have claimed another £35,000.

The complex where Mr Hague has his penthouse is home to celebrities, businessmen and City bankers. It has underground car-parking, a gym and 24-hour security.

Last night Mr Hague’s spokesman insisted he had not breached the rules – and needed the second home in London because of the distance to his constituency home in Yorkshire.William Hague's London penthouseWilliam Hague’s London penthouse

He said that since clearing the mortgage Mr Hague’s claim for housing expenses had “dropped dramatically”.

Mr Hague bought his other home, in Richmond, North Yorkshire, in 1990. The second-floor apartment in an imposing country home is also now worth an estimated £1million.William Hague's Yorkshire apartmentWilliam Hague’s Yorkshire apartment

The revelations about the housing arrangements of multi-millionaire Mr Hague – who earns £63,291 as an MP – sparked anger at Westminster last night.

A senior Labour source said: “William Hague is one person who won’t be suffering because of the recession. He has been using taxpayers’ cash to help build a property empire.”

Since being recalled by Mr Cameron to his top team in 2005, Mr Hague says he has drastically cut back on his “second jobs”. But he is still believed to earn up to £400,000 a year –  making him one of the biggest earners in the Commons.

The revelations come amid calls for major reforms of the system of MPs’ allowances and expenses.

Last week Westminster’s anti-sleaze watchdog John Lyon launched an inquiry into Employment Minister Tony McNulty’s expenses over claims he pocketed £60,000 on his parents’ home only 11 miles from Westminister.

A separate inquiry is underway into Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claiming £20,000 a year in expenses on a room she rented from her sister in South London.

And we revealed last month how Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling has claimed £104,183 of taxpayers’ money over six years for a London flat – even though he has a family home just 17 miles from Westminster.

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