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John Reid - DFS sofa, armchair, a pouffee & M&S shopping and YOU PAID FOR IT ALL.

Oink, oink oink....Dr Reid joins the hogs....After moving into a flat in Glasgow in 2008, Mr Reid set about furnishing it with cosy trappings including a £199 pouffe, a £370 armchair and an £899 DFS sofa, which came with the instructions "plump cushions daily".
Last August, he also went on a shopping spree at Marks & Spencer and submitted a £486.50 receipt for everything from slotted spoons to an ironing board.

The bill included three rattan bins for a total of £34, electric scales for £25, oven mitts for £9.50, two ice cube trays for £1.50 each, a hand blender for £1.50 and four wine glasses for £7.50.
The following day he went shopping at Woolworths, where he spent 75p on two bath sponges, £1.68 on 20 coat hangers, £7 on a "magic mop" and 99p on a bucket. 

Mr Reid, 61, had previously lived in Motherwell, where he had to call in experts to deal with a persistent mouse infestation.

In June 2004 he claimed £685.84 for two visits from Rentokil, detailed on receipts, to "carry out riddance treatments of mice... and remove all dead rodents where possible".

Over the next two years he refurbished the house with the help of £8,890 of taxpayers' money, including £1,328 spent on tiles and £2,387 on a bathroom suite from Homebase, which featured a "black glitter toilet seat" for £29.99.

In March 2007 Mr Reid sold the house, and returned half the cost of the new bathroom, sending a cheque for £1,886 to the parliamentary fees office with a handwritten explanatory note.
However, he still managed to claim £20,596 for his second homes allowance in that year, despite having mortgage payments of just £80 per month.

The following year, he moved into temporary accommodation before moving into a Glasgow flat, but still claimed the maximum allowable £23,083, which included £4,023.68 in legal fees and removal costs, £2,300 on hotels and £549 for a new television. Mr Reid was unavailable for comment yesterday.

Last seen in the local woods, his curly tail up in the air rooting about for roots and berries with the other pigs.
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subrosa said...

Oh I wish you hadn't have posted this so early fido. It's put me off my late breakfast. He's really got a face you could swipe with a wet fish.

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Fidothedog said...

John Reid a chap in need of a kick to the bollocks.