Just why did Fraser Kemp need 16 sheets?

Time for some guesswork please. Just why did Fraser Kemp buy 16 different bed sheets in a seven week period on his expenses?

I don’t mean, “Why did he think the public should pay for them?” but “Why did he need 16 bed sheets?” I mean, what would you do with 16 bed sheets?

That’s enough to change your sheets every day for a fortnight, without doing any washing, and still have a couple spare. Even if the country voted in a referendum to give MPs as many sheets as they like, 16 would still seem a bit excessive. So what was he doing…? I know he’s said he’s standing down as an MP, but getting in stocks of sheets for your retirement would seem a mite odd. So any ideas?

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  • Martin Kinsella 17th May '09 - 7:21pm

    Why did he need 16 sheets !!!!

    The mind boggles, I am definately not going there 🙂

  • Wrong question.

    Not “why did Fraser Kemp need 16 sheets?” but “why did Fraser Kemp BUY 16 sheets?”

    Same reason that a dog licks his bollocks; because he can.

  • Sophia Pangloss 17th May '09 - 7:52pm

    I’ve been giving this matter a lot of thought today, far too much thought actually, and in order to answer your question I need to ask a wee question.

    How many of the sheets were rubberised?

  • David Heigham 17th May '09 - 8:03pm

    Buy sixteen sheets, and what do I get?
    Seven weeks older, and further out of debt.

  • Why did Lord Rennard need to claim £ 41,678 of taxpayers money when his main residence is two miles from Westminster?

    More importantly what is Nick Clegg going to do about it?
    What happened to his ‘ton of bricks’ or was that just for his TV interview?

  • Obviously he needed them to craft an emergency escape hot air balloon ready for the inevitable torch bearing pitchfork wielding procession.
    Just as obviously a hot air balloon is the ideal transport for most MPs as no external fuel source is required

  • I wondered if he was buying them for by-election helpers who were put up in members homes?


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