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What is it about London Conservatives and expenses?

London Conservative Assembly Member Brian Coleman’s huge expense claims are nearing the stuff of legend, hiss free travel card notwithstanding.* Even when the figures last year showed he had cut his taxi claims by a fifth, they still came in at over £8,000 in a year, compared with £685 on average for other London Assembly members.**

However, he is by no means alone when it comes to expense bills that, shall we say, don’t exactly leave the impression of someone taking care over taxpayers’ money.

Boris Johnson has a bit of form when it comes to

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Boris Johnson’s taxi extravaganza: the case for the defence is, er…, weak

Last month I blogged about some of the extravagant costs run up by London Mayor Boris Johnson for one of his public meetings. Tory Troll’s more detailed story was picked by the Daily Mail, who in turn have flushed out a rather weak defence from Boris’s team.

I particularly like the reference to a 15 minutes bus ride, as if such a journey taken in west London in the middle of the evening is akin to expecting people to walk barefoot for 20 miles during the middle of the night. No it isn’t Boris, it’s what the rest of …

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  • Mary Fulton
    I think there is a liberal case to be made for genuine defence spending but not for spending on offensive capability. In other words, the UK does not need armed...
  • Mick Taylor
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  • Jenny Barnes
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  • David Evans
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