06 February 2010

How stupid can you get?

Keep your mouth shut, Jim! Stop digging holes. Don't you have legal counsel? The Scotsman reports:
SCOTTISH MP Jim Devine has admitted submitting false receipts for a stationery claim of £5,500 that will see him brought before a court on criminal charges.
He stands accused of using fake invoices to claim £3,240 for cleaning services in his second home between July 2008 and April 2009, as well as £5,500 for office stationery claimed last March.The Labour MP for Livingston, who has already been deselected by his party, denies the two charges against him.
But last night, in an interview with Channel 4 News, he accepted the receipts he submitted for stationery were bogus and that the money was intended to help pay for staffing costs.

There was a time when MPs were expected to have a modicum of common sense.

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