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Chris Grayling and Expenses: A reminder

August 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Minister ‘tried to censor’ video aimed at helping disability claimants to appeal

August 1, 2012 Leave a comment

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/31/minister-accused-video-disability-claimants

 

“Emails and letters between Grayling and MoJ civil servants, seen by the Guardian, appear to show Grayling wanted to remove parts of the educational video, produced by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, giving advice on how to be more successful in the appeals process. Emails from the minister’s account complain about the video’s “tone” and “negative comments” towards the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) even though the sections in dispute were agreed to be factually true.”

Johnny Void publishes bio of Chris Grayling

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/chris-grayling-the-compulsive-liar-at-the-heart-of-government/

Well worth reading particularly the man who puts everyone with illness through the dodgy and probably illegal WCA, in order to catch the estimated 0.5% benefits cheats.  Which if I recall is a lower percentage of morally dubious expenses claims by MPs.

“At one point Grayling claimed for two mortgages, one on his large family home in Surrey, just a short commuter trip from London, and another on his posh flat in Pimlico.  Grayling also owns two buy to let properties within the M25.  In 2005 he carried out extensive renovations on his Pimlico flat and to pay for them claimed almost close to the maximum annual allowance for MPs.  This wasn’t quite enough however and a year later he was back claiming thousands more for work done the previous year.  Had he not spread the cost over two years he would have been unable to claim the full amount.  He explained away this discrepancy by pleading that his “decorator has been very ill and didn’t invoice me until now.

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