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Lord Bhatia another filthy Labour peer in the shit.

Dof of the cap to Obo the clown who saved me the time of ripping this fucker a new one, an so over to Obo...

More expenses! So, who is Lord Bhatia?
Bhatia is a 77-year-old Labour party donor who sits as a crossbencher. He is a successful businessman who has been prominent in several charities. After being made a peer by Tony Blair in 2001, he went on to lead the Edutrust Academies Charitable Trust which was formed to open and run city academies. He quit the board of the trust after a government inquiry found evidence of financial and governance mismanagement at the charity.
Doesn't sound promising. So, what is he alleged to have done?
Lord Bhatia, a businessman and philanthropist, has lived with his wife in a £1.5m home in southwest London for 20 years. Almost two years ago he decided to “flip” the designation of his primary residence to a two-bedroom flat in Reigate, Surrey, which has been his brother’s home for three years. The town is a mile beyond the M25 motorway, a boundary used by peers to define whether they live outside London for expenses purposes.

By saying the Reigate flat was his main home, Bhatia was able to claim lucrative “overnight” allowances from the Lords. Peers whose main home is outside the capital are able to collect £174 a night as reimbursement for the cost of a hotel or maintaining a second home while attending parliament.
He must be struggling to go to all that trouble. But I'm sure he acted with the utmost probity, after all, he is a Labour supporter, and we all know their shit doesn't even stink.

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