Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nick Clegg is a Hypocrite

Nick Clegg has been accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that he made more than £312,000 profit when he sold his house in Brussels.
The Lib Dem leader received nearly £140,000 from taxpayers for living away from home as an MEP for the East Midlands.
Although he maintains that he did not rely on the expenses to fund the home, the profit he pocketed undermines his insistence that parliamentarians should pay back capital gains they make from state subsidies.

Nick Clegg yesterday: He was accused of hypocrisy over his expenses policy
Mr Clegg has said all MPs should pay back profits for homes funded by Commons allowances to the taxpayers.
He lectured his political rivals during the leaders’ debate last week, saying: ‘Politicians who sell their houses and pocket the money still haven’t

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