Re: Berk --- £34 below the maximum
`I believe that dismissal from one local council is not regarded as reason for not being hired by other councils in the same or better positions.
Anyway, such people have absolutely nothing on the money-thirst of national elected MPs: entirely ignoring the leftish sentiments of Counterpunch, the past expenses of the latest unmemorable breakaway group are a thing of joy forever.
Ukania’s Party Defections
In October 2007, the Evening Standard reported that Ryan had claimed £173,691/$200,000 in expenses in the 2006/2007 tax year, the highest of any London MP...
Smith claimed nearly £11,000/$12,600 in expenses in the 2 years after she entered parliament to set up a second home in a one-bedroom flat—her claim included 4 beds for this flat!..
Austin claimed for the remaining £1,344 stamp duty cost in 2006–2007, together with his legal fees. In all, he went on to claim £22,076 (£34 below the maximum) in the next financial year...
Obviously MPs have always made money from their positions, that's the purpose of parliamentary democracy; but at least these officers in Warwickshire weren't benefiting financially from their actions.