Regarding this noble “Lord”, what happened about the second case he faced over spending in the region of £260,000 of taxpayers money by using a council gifted credit card?
On a technicality he has managed to claim more taxpayers’ money for wrongful arrest and whilst the law is obliged, as the case has been dropped, to pay him “compensation” for his hurt the whole thing stinks of casual use of taxpayers’ money by him and equally by the Essex County Council whom it would appear could not pursue the case because they were at fault for giving him the right to sign off his own expenses.
If this is true then someone should be prosecuted for negligence over the use of the public purse although it’s doubtful that would be the CE who’s been having expensive dinners with him.
These payoff’s and write downs with “other peoples money” are seemingly endless with nary anyone ever responsible especially in the public sector.
A few words in parliament on occasion or a condescending address from a junior minister along the lines of: “It must stop,” or the oft repeated lessons will not be learnt and everybody goes back to the trough.
This one has managed to top all of them by saying all he wants to do is represent the people of Essex back in the House of Lords.
Really? When did anyone represent the people of Essex in that place? You really couldn’t make up. I mean just how is he able, without so much as an admonishment from TPTB, be able to get back on to the expenses train after what has happened. There isn’t enough piano wire to go round.
Do you believe in karma, that eventually someone gets his just desserts?