BBC NEWS | Politics | MPs 'claimed for swimming pools'

BBC NEWS Politics MPs 'claimed for swimming pools': "Conservative MP Stewart Jackson has confirmed that he made a claim of £304.10 for the upkeep of a swimming pool.

But he added: 'The pool came with the house and I needed to know how to run it. Once I was shown that one time, there were no more claims. I take care of the pool myself. I believe this represents 'value for money' for the taxpayer.'"

This made me laugh. How can this be value for the taxpayer? I think we should all turn up for a swim!

Comments

Tracy said…
Ha ha ha - could I claim more on my unemployment benefit for the upkeep of a horse and a dog?

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