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Harry Cohen MP(Lab) - Utter troughligate scum.

Well well well, look who the proverbial cat has dragged in. None other than that utter contemptible shit Harry Cohen....Harry Cohen redecorated home, sold it then claimed £12,000 in stamp duty and fees : MPs' expenses

Mr Cohen then redecorated the entire kitchen at the new house and, after arguing with the Commons authorities that it was being done “exclusively in connection with my parliamentary duties”, was reimbursed for the cost of a £3,031 granite work surface.

Mr Cohen has been the MP for Leyton in east London since 1983, but he nominated a converted schoolhouse in Colchester as his main home.

In 2004-5, he designated a terrace home in his constituency as his second home and submitted invoices for £5,232 of furniture, bedding and decoration that included the re-varnishing of floors and painting of walls.
He then claimed £1,222 for new blinds, £500 for repainting the front of the house and £13.99 for an old-fashioned enamel door sign. In addition, he was reimbursed by taxpayers for his purchase of a £25 sheepskin rug from IKEA, a £13 garlic press and tin opener, and £150 for a vase.

His claim for household items included £16.95 for a mini deep fat fryer and £4.50 for an “easy slice pineapple set”, as well as £4.25 for baby wipes and £8.75 for men’s shaving oil. Toiletries are not an allowable expense.

The following year, in November 2005, he sold the renovated house for £249,995 and bought one in nearby Wanstead for £375,000. His idol Che would be so proud of his capitalism.

Mr Cohen billed taxpayers for £11,250 of stamp duty on the new property as well as £250 in solicitor’s fees, a £485 mortgage fee and £235 for a buyer’s report on the old house. He claims back £656 a month in mortgage interest payments.

Soon after moving in, Mr Cohen asked the Commons fees office for its approval of a complete refurbishment of the kitchen. He wrote in May 2006: “The large kitchen has extensive fitted units and tiling which were installed over 26 years ago and are in poor condition.” He said the unit tops were “particularly tawdry” and put in a claim for £3,031 worth of 30mm thick granite work surfaces but was told it “may be considered excessive”.

In reply, Mr Cohen told the fees office: “This is my constituency home so the renovation is exclusively in connection with my Parliamentary duties.”

The claim was then approved, and Mr Cohen went on to spend £3,131.37 on plastering work in the kitchen, £649.99 on a cooker and £317.25 on “splashbacks” for the kitchen. Nearly £1,500 for the installation of the sink, cooker and work tops was also paid for with public funds.

Now I covered this grasping little hoon before, like his fawning over mass murdering scum Che.

Then his comment that I have put in the picture about how he sees himself as better than Churchill:
“I am almost certainly the most professional MP Leyton and Wanstead has ever had, and that includes Winston Churchill.”
Comrade Harry who also voted to keep the second home allowance.

Whats that sound I can hear? Oh I think its Winston spinning in his grave...
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Fausty said...

“I am almost certainly the most professional MP Leyton and Wanstead has ever had, and that includes Winston Churchill.”

Puking material. What an over-inflated ego he has!

Fidothedog said...

Aye, words he will learn to regret come election time.

Anonymous said...

Well, he's finally proved that he is actually just an egotistical pig.