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The new game, bash Bob "the knob" Ainsworth.

A fair game to be fair, no argument from me on this one.
Even the Times, seeing a rather slow MP making an arse of himself are getting in on the game.

Bob Ainsworth is one of those people who should never rise above deputy. I am told that people are snobby about him but I am just confused. Every time I see him — and it happened again yesterday — I cannot believe that he is the Defence Secretary. How did this man, stodgy as porridge, inspiring as a cabbage, get the top job? It feels wrong, as if he were taking part in a job-swap reality TV programme that has gone horribly wrong.

Spot on.

He reminds me of a manager that I and my team had dumped on us, in a previous job many moons ago: inept in every way this manager tore up the old ways and turned a well run section to shit in record time.

Bob I think is cut from the same cloth as that manager who I last saw being escorted off company property by two security guards carrying his belonging in a box.

Still this a man -a word I use in a very very loose meaning of the word - who seeks to penny pinch on compensation paid to soldiers. Something that would be laughable were it not for the billions poured away on bankers bonuses, PFI, quangos...

A chap who voted against letting Gurkhas settle in the UK.

Bob Ainsworth's home repairs cost the taxpayer £5,925! Bob Ainsworth, the Armed Forces Minister, claimed nearly £6,000 for the redecoration of his designated second home, submitting bills that included rebuilding the fireplace and fitting oak beams into his ceiling.
also tried to claim £2,225 for a sofa and £1,000 for a LCD Samsung television, both of which were reduced by the fees office.

In April 2006, Mr Ainsworth submitted a further £951 bill for fencing and in August charged £1,160 for a gas fire.

That same year, he was told by officials he could not claim £1,000 for a Samsung LCD television because he had exceeded the “recommended maximum”.

In August, the minister wrote to the fees office to explain why he was claiming £2,225 for a Roma corner sofa.
No money for compensation according to Bob, yet money for a Roma corner sofa....

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