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1 minute ago, Parklife said:

Aye. No doubt. Worth pointing out that the biggest neglectors of the city are the Tories, who've spunked the oil money. 

I don't think any council/local officials have covered themselves in glory. 
 

I suppose people are protecting their own self interests, I think that's largely down to Aberdeen feeling culturally removed from the rest of Scotland. I know I certainly feel that way. 

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Are they the only party that scam and abuse expenses? 

 

Even i put in fake taxi receipts. 

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3 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I agree. 
 

I do get some peoples reasoning, flawed or not. Aberdeen has made the Scottish economy trillions in oil money, but it feels like we're often left in the cold by Holyrood, in terms of help to redevelop our city, which no doubt is partially outdated. 
 

Still doesn't excuse voting for the cunts, I just think that's how a lot of people feel. 

Whilst I agree that Aberdonians think that, the idea that Aberdeen hasn't benefited from oil money, or that it deserves special treatment because it happens to have a handy harbour, is just crazy talk.

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3 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I don't think any council/local officials have covered themselves in glory. 
 

I meant at UK level. Where the oil taxes go. 

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Just now, cheesepipes said:

Are they the only party that scam and abuse expenses? 

 

Even i put in fake taxi receipts. 

No, they aren't. 
 

Certainly the party who abuse and scam expenses the most. 
 

Not to mention the dodgy deals done throughout the pandemic to newly formed companies, costing the taxpayer 10's of billions. 
 

80K basic salary for an MP, yet they still get to claim even more money through expenses, it's a fucking farce.

 

We've even got unelected officials in the House of Lords spending taxpayer cash. 
 

I think electoral politics in Britain especially, is a farce, but we should surely vote for the smallest dildo that'll be getting rammed in our proverbial arses. 
 

I suppose some folk like the monsters. 

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6 minutes ago, manboobs109 said:

Whilst I agree that Aberdonians think that, the idea that Aberdeen hasn't benefited from oil money, or that it deserves special treatment because it happens to have a handy harbour, is just crazy talk.

I'm not saying special treatment, I'm saying it's not particularly obvious where the money is. 
 

City Centre (bar Union Square) has more or less stayed the same for the last 25 years or so. Yeah, your average Aberdonian earns a bit more than your average weegie or Dundonian, but you can't really tell it's a place of wealth based on our infrastructure, is what I'm saying. 
 

 

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1 minute ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I'm not saying special treatment, I'm saying it's not particularly obvious where the money is. 
 

City Centre (bar Union Square) has more or less stayed the same for the last 25 years or so. Yeah, your average Aberdonian earns a bit more than your average weegie or Dundonian, but you can't really tell it's a place of wealth based on our infrastructure, is what I'm saying. 
 

 

Its deteriorated quite a fucking lot id say. 

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Just now, cheesepipes said:

Its deteriorated quite a fucking lot id say. 

Aye its a fucking shambles and a disgrace. 

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1 minute ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I'm not saying special treatment, I'm saying it's not particularly obvious where the money is. 
 

City Centre (bar Union Square) has more or less stayed the same for the last 25 years or so. Yeah, your average Aberdonian earns a bit more than your average weegie or Dundonian, but you can't really tell it's a place of wealth based on our infrastructure, is what I'm saying. 
 

 

Yeah maybe but everywhere in Scotland is pretty fucked infrastructure wise. Lack of investment, lack of vision, it's widespread. The amount of Audi's and Merc's and Canadian winter jackets tells you all you need to know in Aberdeen.

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9 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

No, they aren't. 
 

Certainly the party who abuse and scam expenses the most. 
 

Not to mention the dodgy deals done throughout the pandemic to newly formed companies, costing the taxpayer 10's of billions. 
 

80K basic salary for an MP, yet they still get to claim even more money through expenses, it's a fucking farce.

 

We've even got unelected officials in the House of Lords spending taxpayer cash. 
 

I think electoral politics in Britain especially, is a farce, but we should surely vote for the smallest dildo that'll be getting rammed in our proverbial arses. 
 

I suppose some folk like the monsters. 

That fat bastard Blackford claims the most expenses in Westminster does he not?

 

edit - 8 of the top 10 claimants are SNP MP’s 😄

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1274860/mp-expenses-ian-blackford-snp-news-Scotland-mp-expenses-claims/amp

 

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Just now, NEM said:

That fat bastard Blackford claims the most expenses in Westminster does he not?

Probably. 
 

And I agree, he's a fat disaster. 
 

Accumulatively, Tory MPs spend the most. 
 

Not to mention the current UK gov pissing away tax money on nonsense after nonsense. 
 

The latest one looks set to be £190,000,000 on renaming and redoing a boat after the dead prince. 
 

 

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1 minute ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Probably. 
 

And I agree, he's a fat disaster. 
 

Accumulatively, Tory MPs spend the most. 
 

Not to mention the current UK gov pissing away tax money on nonsense after nonsense. 
 

The latest one looks set to be £190,000,000 on renaming and redoing a boat after the dead prince. 
 

 

Party with the most MP’s accumulatively claim the most? Well I never! 🤣

 

They’re all scamming cunts, including the SNP

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Just now, NEM said:

Party with the most MP’s accumulatively claim the most? Well I never! 🤣

 

They’re all scamming cunts, including the SNP

It's the most by a fair chunk. 
 

And yea, they are all chancing bastards, if you read my post to pipes you'd see I actually agree with you. 
 

This attitude of "they are all scamming bastards, so I'm going to vote for the ones scamming the most" is absolutely bizarre. 

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Per head I doubt it’s as high as the SNP given they make up 8 of the top 10

Not sure anyone’s said they vote for a party based on their expense claims tbh 

 

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7 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Probably. 
 

And I agree, he's a fat disaster. 
 

Accumulatively, Tory MPs spend the most. 
 

Not to mention the current UK gov pissing away tax money on nonsense after nonsense. 
 

The latest one looks set to be £190,000,000 on renaming and redoing a boat after the dead prince. 
 

 

https://www.cashlady.com/expenses-of-parliament
 

This website showing that the conservatives spend the most, by about £5,000,000 despite their MPs having the most personal wealth out the lot. 
 

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.scotsman.com/news/politics/mp-expenses-2020-these-politicians-claimed-most-expenses-last-year-3095121%3famp

 

The Scotsman, perhaps unsurprisingly has a top 10 of Tory MPs in 2020^ 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, NEM said:

Per head I doubt it’s as high as the SNP given they make up 8 of the top 10

Not sure anyone’s said they vote for a party based on their expense claims tbh 

 

It's something that should come in to their thinking. 
 

Who's in it for me? Is what you should be asking. 
 

Plenty decent MPs who claim little expense and try just represent their constituents without taking advantage. 

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8 minutes ago, NEM said:

Per head I doubt it’s as high as the SNP given they make up 8 of the top 10

Not sure anyone’s said they vote for a party based on their expense claims tbh 

 

I would imagine the SNP claim more because they have to travel the farthest. 
 

Not excusing it though, fuck the SNP. 

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21 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

I would imagine the SNP claim more because they have to travel the farthest. 

Kinda obvious. Assume Charmichael fae Lib Dem's will be high too. 

 

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1 minute ago, Parklife said:

Kinda obvious. Assume Charmichael fae Lib Dem's will be high too. 

 

Still shouldn't claim. 
 

80K a year should be more than enough, IMHO. 

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56 minutes ago, cheesepipes said:

Are they the only party that scam and abuse expenses? 

 

Even i put in fake taxi receipts. 

😉

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1 minute ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Still shouldn't claim. 
 

80K a year should be more than enough, IMHO. 

Inverness to London every week plus accommodation could easily be £1k. 

Have the ability for a virtual parliament and save us all cash. 

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6 minutes ago, Parklife said:

Inverness to London every week plus accommodation could easily be £1k. 

Have the ability for a virtual parliament and save us all cash. 

Move to LDN then. Would be my advice. 
 

If he spends more time there than at home, live there or closer to there. 
 

 

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21 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Move to LDN then. Would be my advice. 
 

If he spends more time there than at home, live there or closer to there. 
 

 

You want MP's who represent a constituency in Inverness, to live in London? 

Not hold surgeries in the constituency? Not live there and know the issues? 

I think that's fucking stupid tbh. 

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5 minutes ago, Parklife said:

You want MP's who represent a constituency in Inverness, to live in London? 

Not hold surgeries in the constituency? Not live there and know the issues? 

I think that's fucking stupid tbh. 

Fair point. 
 

It should still come out of his own pocket, though. 
 

How often do they hold surgeries even? Once a month? Probably better off living in London and travelling the opposite direction to Inverness, all queries can be dealt with via FaceTime or E/Mail. 
 

Thousands upon thousands of taxpayer cash on a guy who earns 50k more than the national average. 
 

Farce. 

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4 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Fair point. 
 

It should still come out of his own pocket, though. 
 

How often do they hold surgeries even? Once a month? Probably better off living in London and travelling the opposite direction to Inverness, all queries can be dealt with via FaceTime or E/Mail. 
 

Thousands upon thousands of taxpayer cash on a guy who earns 50k more than the national average. 
 

Farce. 

Or, like i said, allow MP's to appear in parliament virtually more often. That'd save us money. 

Also, we can't complain about MP's being shite and expect them to be poorly paid. No one good enough to represent us is going to accept a salary (after expenses) of £25k. Why would they do it? You'd just get even more dodgy cunts who will be taking bungs all over the shop. 

Expenses should be tightly controlled and only used for legitimate purposes (not things like lunches, etc) but if you think capable people will do the job for effectively a below average salary, you're deluded. 

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6 minutes ago, ConsiCanBoogie1903 said:

Fair point. 
 

It should still come out of his own pocket, though. 
 

How often do they hold surgeries even? Once a month? Probably better off living in London and travelling the opposite direction to Inverness, all queries can be dealt with via FaceTime or E/Mail. 
 

Thousands upon thousands of taxpayer cash on a guy who earns 50k more than the national average. 
 

Farce. 

Consi come on, who the fuck pays their own business expenses. Why would you be out of pocket doing your job. £80K is hardly Hollywood money.

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14 minutes ago, Fridge said:

Consi come on, who the fuck pays their own business expenses. Why would you be out of pocket doing your job. £80K is hardly Hollywood money.

Is for millions of folk in the country 

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16 minutes ago, Parklife said:

Or, like i said, allow MP's to appear in parliament virtually more often. That'd save us money. 

Also, we can't complain about MP's being shite and expect them to be poorly paid. No one good enough to represent us is going to accept a salary (after expenses) of £25k. Why would they do it? You'd just get even more dodgy cunts who will be taking bungs all over the shop. 

Expenses should be tightly controlled and only used for legitimate purposes (not things like lunches, etc) but if you think capable people will do the job for effectively a below average salary, you're deluded. 

Well if they are doing it in the money for the first place, surely that's fucked? 
 

I'd argue making it a high salary like it is, attracts the wrong kind of folk, who view it as a job. 
 

It should be viewed as a public service, and they should earn no more than the national average of their constituents, who they are there to represent. 
 

There's corruption anyway, whether or not they earn an inflated wage. 

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1 hour ago, NEM said:

That fat bastard Blackford claims the most expenses in Westminster does he not?

 

edit - 8 of the top 10 claimants are SNP MP’s 😄

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1274860/mp-expenses-ian-blackford-snp-news-Scotland-mp-expenses-claims/amp

 

Lies the top 4 were all Tories last year

 https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/mp-expenses-2020-these-politicians-claimed-most-expenses-last-year-3095121?amp

 

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