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THE PRICIEST PEERS

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1]  LORD BRETT (LABOUR) - 66,197

2]  LORD LAIRD (CROSSBENCH) -66,003

3]  LORD MAXTON (LABOUR) - 65,536

4] LORD TAYLOR OF BLACBURN - (LABOUR) -65,253

5]  EARL OF CAITHNESS (CON) - 64, 924

6]   BARONESS GALE (LABOUR) - 64,670

7]  LORD FOSTER OF BISHOP AUCKLAND (LABOUR)-64,532

8]  BARONESS MORRIS OF BOLTON (CON) -62,852

9] LORD KING OF WEST BROMWICH (LABOUR) -62,547

10]  LORD HOWARTH OF NEWPORT (LABOUR) -62,420 

 

AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW into the perks earlier this year found that some peers apparently failed to understand that their role was supposed TO BE UNPAID.

They were at the time entitled to a daily allowance of up to 82.50 to meet the cost of 'meals and refreshments. and travel around WESTMINSTER up to 165.60 for accomodation in LONDON and office costs of 71.50 a day.

In addition that claim travel expenses for journeys over 5 miles between their main home and the chamber for journeys on PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS in the UK and for two return trips to EUROPE each year.

PEERS are also entitled to a LAPTOP a DESK TOP COMPUTER and a HAND-HELD MOBILE DEVICE for receiving calls and e.mails.

BUT according to an OFFICIAL REPORT from the SENIOR SALARIES REVIEW BODY many PEERS  treat EXPENSES as a 'FORM OF PAY'.

The RULE BOOK on the HOUSE OF LORDS website states: All amounts paid in settlement of claims represent reinbursement of  actual expenses arising out of UNPAID PARLIAMENTARY DUTY , rather than INCOME from EMPLOYMENTi

'Consequently they are NOT subject to INCOME TAX and need NOT be included on the TAX RETURN.'  It adds: 'A member's signature effectively certifies that the AMOUNT CLAIMED has been SPENT.

CLAIMS are checked by the HOUSE OF LORDS FINACE DEPARTMENT and the NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE.

BUT critics have raised concerns over the VALIDITY of the EXPENSES CLAIMED and the AMOUNTS handed out to PEERS, who are OFTEN INDEPENDENTLY WEALTHY.

 

FROM APRIL LAST YEAR TO MARCH THIS YEAR PEERS CLAIMED,

6,315,011 against OVERNIGHT STAYS, 4,368,626 for DAY SUBSISTANCE,

4.647,439 to cover OFFICE COSTS and

1,813,691 for TRAVEL EXPENSES.

There are 19 LORDS and LADIES who received more that

60,000

and dozens more who trousered more than 50,000

AMONG those raking in the MOST was LORD CUNNINGHAM, a cabinet enforcer  under TONY BLAIR who claimed 59,350 for 131 DAYS in ATTENDANCE.

THIS IS ON TOP of the 36,000 a year he earns for 3 HOURS A WEEK giving confidential advice to the CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION.

MEANWHILE, LORD PAUL, whose family is reportedly worth 1.5 BILLION

1,5000,000,000

claimed ALLOWANCES for 133 DAYS totalling 52,315.

EX- LABOUR PARTY LEADER LORD KINNOCK [OH Boyo and specially known for sacking a whistleblower who revealed CORRUPTION in the EU] claimed 21,968 and BARONESS JAY 30,393.

 

[Details from The

LORDS OF EXCESS

by

Michael Lea

[Daily Mail-December 18-2008]

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WHAT THEY HAVE NOT TOLD YOU!

The abolition of the Labour, Conservative and Lib-Dem parties.
So sloppy have our politicians been in their reading of the EU treaties, most haven't noticed that the EU will abolish our Labour, Conservative and Lib-Dem parties. It was clear in the Madrid 1999 party financing document, and it was re-stated in the Constitution, clause I-46-4. Only pan European parties like the EPP will be allowed. Some politicians, like Heseltine and Ken Clarke, can't wait for this to happen.

A date for the abolition of Westminster has tactfully not been given
Once the 6th treaty is signed, Westminster's remaining powers are transferred to Brussels, and Westminster is left with the powers of a county council. Except it won't have a county, because they will be abolished under the Regionalisation plan. The 9 EU regions report direct to Brussels, so Westminster will be a county council without a county. Anyone with half a brain can see Brussels will abolish Westminster, as it's only potential use would be as a rallying point to challenge the power of

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT HOW THEY CONNED YOU-GO TO:

 

TREATY OF TREASON

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