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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:06 am    Post subject: Cornish MPs expenses Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5349464/MPs-expenses-Full-list-of-Liberal-Democrat-MPs-investigated-by-the-Telegraph.html

Julia Goldsworthy spent thousands of pounds on expensive furniture just days before the deadline for using up parliamentary allowances. She has promised to pay back 1,005 for a leather rocking chair.

Dan Rogerson bought London flat in 2005. Claimed 2,500 stamp duty, 1,572 legal fees, 340 survey; 1,108 furniture. In March 2008, changed mortgage to interest-only, allowing maximum benefits of ACA

Andrew George used parliamentary expenses for a London flat used by his student daughter. He also claimed hundreds of pounds for hotel stays with his wife. He has said he will repay 20 for a hotel breakfast

Colin Breed claimed 3,650 for redecorating and 1,806 for carpets at his designated second home in London.

Matthew Taylor claims for flat in London while also owning another flat in London which he rents out. Bills include 350 for gardening, 1,373 for curtains and blinds
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 The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Its primary cause was the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish for a campaign against Scotland, motivated by brief border skirmishes that were inspired by Perkin Warbeck's pretence to the English throne. Tin miners were angered as the scale of the taxes violated previous rights granted by Edward I of England to the Cornish Stannary Parliament which exempted Cornwall from all taxes of 10ths or 15ths of income. The Cornish had little sympathy for English wars against Scotland, considering that most Cornish were not English speakers at that time.  


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