A major new MP’s expense scandal erupted in the press to over politicians employing family member in key support roles whilst paying then salaries only Championship footballers would dream of.
The whistle blowing newspaper, only wishing to be known as “The Guardian” has highlighted notable abuses of power including Nadine Dorries paying her daughter over seventy thousand pounds a year to manage her office despite only being four years of age. Ed Miliband paying his brother David forty thousand pounds to disappear, whilst the PM is reported to given Nick Clegg two pounds fifty an hour to look after the Downing Street cat when he was away from number ten on holiday last month. The defence minister Phillip Hammond employed his brother Jeff as a consultant in the recent round of defence cuts citing his experience as a Scout leader as invaluable.
Michael Gove had employed his wife in role listed as “Explaining things to me person” for one hundred thousand pounds a year, however this was generally considered to be value for money considering the enormity of the task.