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Malik - Squeezing the infidel for expenses.

Goodness gracious me! Just look what this grasping MP has been upto....
Since being elected in 2005, Mr Malik has claimed the maximum amount allowable for a second home, amounting to £66,827 over three years. Last year, he claimed £23,083 from the taxpayer for his London town house, equivalent to £443 per week. The Telegraph can disclose that the “main home” for which Mr Malik pays out of his own pocket - a three-bedroom house in his constituency of Dewsbury, West Yorks - has been secured at a discounted rent of less than £100 per week from a local landlord who was fined for letting an “uninhabitable” house.
Mr Malik also rents a constituency office from the same businessman, Tahir Zaman.

Mr Malik’s arrangement means he pays below market rent for his main home while billing taxpayers thousands for his second home in London. His second home claims have included £2,600 for a home cinema system — which was cut in half by officials — and £65 for a court summons for not paying council tax.

Neither Mr Malik nor Mr Zaman would say last night whether they had signed a formal agreement for the lease of the constituency house, although Mr Zaman said the rent was below the market rate. The landlord’s wife said the house appeared to be occupied by a constituency worker during the week.

The case of Mr Malik’s expenses illustrates the potential problems of an MP being able to nominate what appears to be the family home as his second home, enabling him to claim tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money.

Mr Malik’s arrangements relating to his constituency home will also raise questions as to whether a minister could be beholden to a businessman who offers him discounted rent. Mr Zaman lives next door to Mr Malik’s home in Dewsbury. Mr Zaman and Mr Malik also have a rental agreement relating to the constituency office in a nearby shopping parade. Mr Malik claims for the cost of renting his office from parliamentary office allowances.

Yesterday, following a week of disclosures about MPs’ expenses by The Daily Telegraph, Elliot Morley, the former minister, was suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party and Andrew Mackay lost his job as David Cameron’s aide.

Mr Malik bought a home in Peckham in 2001 for £85,000 — four years before he became an MP. After being elected to Parliament in 2005, he nominated the property as his “second home” and began claiming the maximum amount available in parliamentary expenses.

During the first year as an MP, he made 13 separate claims for different items of furniture or electrical appliances totalling more than £7,000. The fees office blocked several items and he eventually received £6,147. He also regularly claimed the maximum allowable £400 a month for food.
The most contentious item was a £2,600 home cinema system including a 40in flat-screen television. The fees office paid half, after initially rejecting the claim. Just what a moslem MP needs for watching all those cool videos by Osama Bin Laden.

It blocked claims for a portable DVD player and an iPod during the same year.

The spending on the Peckham house continued during 2007-08, with 24 separate claims for furniture, decorating and electrical goods. These included a £671 fireplace, a leather daybed sofa and a £510 fitted wardrobe.

Mr Malik was also reimbursed for a £730 “massage chair”. Last night, the MP said he had a “back problem”.

The Justice Minister said he would repay the £65 he claimed for his non-payment of council tax courts summons.

In total, in three years, Mr Malik claimed £66,827 for the property - £18,173 less than the original cost of the house.

However, the spending on his “second” London home stands in stark contrast to the cut-price arrangements for his constituency property.

Mr Malik’s landlord last night told The Daily Telegraph: “He is definitely paying well under the market value rent.”...

A moaning fucker Malik played the don't you know who I am card when stopped by security entering the USA. Maybe he will make another comment claiming that moslems are the "the Jews of Europe" to defend himself.

Or he could try the libel route again! A case that was later dropped.
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3 people have spoken:

Brewblogger said...

Malik has had a meltdown on both BBC News 24 and Sky. Arrogant, self-gratifying, sanctimonious little turd who refuses to repay the taxpayer but will instead bribe local voters with a donation to charity. Brown should sack him by midday

subrosa said...

I listen to this apology for an MP on Sky News last night. He's hardly capable of stringing a sentence together. "Back in 1999 I was earning £40,000 a lot more than an MP so..."

Go back to where you came from then, off with you.

Anonymous said...

Charity? That cunt will give it to some islamic terrorist organisation.
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