A Peer's Claims & a Pensioner's Income - Taste the Difference!!!
We set out below an item published by the Daily Express on Wednesday 26th January:-
"£400,000 EXPENSES FOR PEER
A PEER who allegedly offered to bend laws in return for large amounts of cash has claimed nearly £400,000 of taxpayers' money in expenses.
Lord Taylor of Blackburn took the cash between 2001 and 2008, claiming nearly £168,000 for overnight stays at up to £165.50 a night.
He also claimed nearly £72,000 for day subsistence to cover meals and cab fares at up to £82.50 a day. His main travel bill totalled £70,500 including £9,722 in 2006-07 for flights.
He is one of four Labour peers who deny operating a cash-for-influence racket at the Lords.
A tape has him saying that he could earn up to £100,000 a year from working for companies. Justice Secretary Jack Straw was criticised by sleaze watchdogs for delaying declaring a £3,000 donation from an energy firm, made via Taylor."
A WEEKLY PENSION NOW STANDS AT APPROXIMATELY £97 PER WEEK.