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Post  Lioned on Thu 18 Feb - 22:59

MP wants 1st class rail on expenses


A veteran Conservative MP has said MPs should be allowed to claim taxpayer-funded expenses to travel first-class on trains because passengers in standard class are "a totally different type of people".

Sir Nicholas Winterton said that people travelling on the significantly cheaper standard tickets had "a different outlook on life" and were unlikely to be working or studying during their journey.

MPs deserved to be treated like businesspeople and senior public servants and should be allowed to claim for first-class travel between their constituencies and London so they can work, he said.

The Macclesfield MP's comments came after he told Total Politics magazine that he was "infuriated" by the clampdown on MPs' expenses after last year's scandal and said reforms of the Commons allowance system would "make things much worse".

Sir Nicholas told BBC Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan show: "If I was in standard class, I would not do work because people would be looking over my shoulder all the time, there would be noise, there would be distraction and, I am sorry, if I am doing work I want to concentrate on that. Why do businesspeople travel first class?"

Asked whether he thought standard-class passengers behaved differently from those with first class tickets, Sir Nicholas replied: "Yes, I do. They are a totally different type of people. There are lots of children, there is noise, there is activity...

"They have a different outlook on life. I very much doubt whether they are undertaking serious work and study, reading reports and amending reports which MPs do when they are travelling."

Nolan asked the MP whether he wanted to retract his description of standard-class passengers, and he responded: "They very often have a different outlook, of course they do, because they are in a different area of activity. They may be travelling just because they are on holiday or they are going to London to visit somebody. MPs are going to London to work."

A Conservative Party spokesman said: "David Cameron has made clear his support of the reforms of Parliament and MPs' expenses. These comments today are the out-of-touch views of a soon-to-retire backbench MP. They do not in any way represent the views of David Cameron or that of the Conservative Party and should be treated as such."


So there ya go then its the cattle truck for me next time i travel up to the smoke...........

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Post  Guest on Thu 18 Feb - 23:01

If you really want to get your BP sky high - listen to the tw@t on here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8521705.stm

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Post  Lioned on Thu 18 Feb - 23:13

And we elect these people to represent us !!

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Post  Guest on Thu 18 Feb - 23:20

Lioned wrote:And we elect these people to represent us !!

I suspect that there's a significant proportion of the population of Macclesfield that he doesn't represent!!

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Post  Lioned on Thu 18 Feb - 23:29

" i am in touch with my constituents"

I think he is standing down before this election,presumably to give himself more time to read all his important documents.

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Post  Lioned on Fri 19 Feb - 16:17

I had nearly forgotten that this is the twat who is married to another one of the intelligent social elite,lady ann winterton,yes she is a member of parliament as well,remember her joke about the Morecombe bay cockle pickers who died it went like this........" One shark turned to the other to say he was fed up chasing tuna and the other said, 'Why don't we go to Morecambe Bay and get some Chinese?' Yes thats what one of our elected mp's said about the poor unfortunate deaths of some people just risking their lives trying to earn some money.
Oh yes and back to mr winterton or should it be mr 'i like patting ladys bottoms' winterton ?

lady winterton obviously likes telling jokes heres another one she got into trouble for (obviously heard it whilst travelling first class)

An Englishman, a Cuban, a Japanese man and a Pakistani were all on a train.
The Cuban threw a fine Havana cigar out the window. When he was asked why, he replied: "They are ten a penny in my country."
The Japanese man threw an expensive Nikon camera out of the carriage, adding: "These are ten a penny in my country."
The Englishman then picked up the Pakistani and threw him out of the train window.
When the other travellers asked him to account for his actions, he said: "They are ten a penny in my country.

This horrible pair of elected parliamentarians have also been caught with their hands in the till in the expenses scandal and have decided to stand down before the next election.

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