By James Chapman and Gerri Peev
Last updated at 1:32 AM on 21st April 2010
Nick Clegg was forced on to the defensive last night over his expenses and lobbying activities.
The Lib Dem leader regularly claimed more than Gordon Brown and David Cameron and charged the taxpayer for three kitchen upgrades in six months.
He also billed for foreign phone calls, napkins, cake tins and for hundreds of pounds to prune his fruit trees.
Questioned over his expenses relating to his constituency property, he hit back, bizarrely saying: ‘It’s not my home, it’s yours.’
Source Daily Mail
But Mole junior can. Do i see someone scared of facing me in the studio? Perhaps when you phone Salford Radio you should put the Question.
Why are independents refused a chance to challenge the so called main stream parties?
And one more question if any of the main stream party leaders could not attend would the station allow someone to cover? if that’s the case why am i not allowed?
Pleased 2b given accolade of hands-down winner by opposition Party activists at tonight’s uni hustings debate &question time.
“The qualities of Salford men and women shine through the adversity of their everyday lives. They were, and still are, people with courage, determination, wit and compassion, and they have an unrivalled ability to see through falseness and to expose insincerity.” Hazel’s maiden speech in the House of Commons on becoming an MP.
“Our parents’ generation saw political activity as something to benefit the community. Today, people see politics as something to benefit politicians. This is a travesty.” Hazel speaking two years ago
“I have always said that politics was in danger of looking like a way for people to benefit themselves, rather than serve the public. This is … very unfair to all those elected representatives who champion their communities, work hard, make personal sacrifices, and don’t expect much reward or thanks.” Hazel answering questions in today’s Guardian
Answers to Hazel on a postcard c/o the House of Commons or her office on the Crescent…