Basingstoke MP Maria Miller told to apologise in a Commons statement

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke MP Maria Miller told to apologise in a Commons statement Basingstoke MP Maria Miller told to apologise in a Commons statement

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller will have to repay £5,800 and has had to apologise to ministers in the House of Commons despite being cleared of wrongly claiming expenses on a second home.

The Culture Secretary has today been cleared of deliberately submitting expense claims that she was not entitled to for her Wimbledon second home but has been ordered to pay the amount to cover the costs of over-claiming mortgage expenses on the second home after she failed to cut her claims as interest rates fell.

However, the report has found that the MP’s attitude towards the inquiry breached the ministers’ code of conduct and that the investigation had been the result of “delay and difficulty”, arising from “incomplete documentation and fragmentary information”.

In a short statement to MPs in the House of Commons, Mrs Miller said: “The report resulted from an allegation made by the member for Bassetlaw. The committee has dismissed his allegation.

“The committee has recommended that I apologise to the House for my attitude to the Commissioner’s inquiries and I, of course, unreservedly apologise. I fully accept the recommendations of the committee and thank them for bringing this matter to an end.”

In relation to her co-operation to the investigation, the report said: “If the Commissioner had been able swiftly to establish the facts relating to Mrs Miller’s mortgages, and had been able to gather the documentation which would have allowed her (and has allowed us) to judge the relationship between the changes in bank base rate and the interest charged to Mrs Miller, this might have been a relatively minor matter.”

It added: “Mrs Miller has to carry significant responsibility for that. Officials would press her for information and the information that was provided appears to have been the minimum necessary.”

The report did say that Mrs Miller “should have designated the London property rather than the Basingstoke one as her main home”, because her Wimbledon homes was bought in 1996, London was where her husband worked and where her children attended school.

However, the Culture Secretary argued the case, saying that her rented Basingstoke home should have been designated as her main home because it was where she spent most nights and it was the centre of her family life.The report said: “We are concerned that Mrs Miller did not pay as close attention to the rules of the House as she should have done. That said, Mrs Miller did not subsidise her parents’ living costs from public funds.

“The main thrust of the original complaint, namely that Mrs Miller was providing an immediate benefit from public funds to her parents, has not been upheld.”

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the Basingstoke MP, telling the BBC: “Maria Miller is doing an excellent job as Culture Secretary and will continue to do that.

“If we look at this report, yes of course these issues do matter – but she was cleared of the original allegation made against her. An over-payment was found which she is going to pay back. She’ll make a full apology, and I think people should leave it at that.”

To read the full report, visit http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmstandards/1179/117902.htm.

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11:57am Thu 3 Apr 14

Les wyatt says...

Got away with it again
Got away with it again Les wyatt
  • Score: 39

1:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

alan partridge says...

Aha!

Apologise for being a hopeless MP for her Basingstoke constituency firstly. Then apologise for her greed, stealing from the taxpayer. Then resign!

Pathetic waste of time she is.
Aha! Apologise for being a hopeless MP for her Basingstoke constituency firstly. Then apologise for her greed, stealing from the taxpayer. Then resign! Pathetic waste of time she is. alan partridge
  • Score: 61

1:12pm Thu 3 Apr 14

robertspet8 says...

'Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the Basingstoke MP, telling the BBC: “Maria Miller is doing an excellent job as Culture Secretary and will continue to do that.'
Is this the equivalent of a football club Chairman declaring that the manager has the full backing and support of the board? I do hope so.
'Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the Basingstoke MP, telling the BBC: “Maria Miller is doing an excellent job as Culture Secretary and will continue to do that.' Is this the equivalent of a football club Chairman declaring that the manager has the full backing and support of the board? I do hope so. robertspet8
  • Score: 35

2:05pm Thu 3 Apr 14

jonone says...

Just off to the bank to nick some money. On the basis of this, i can just apologise and it'll all be fine.
Just off to the bank to nick some money. On the basis of this, i can just apologise and it'll all be fine. jonone
  • Score: 54

2:14pm Thu 3 Apr 14

CrossofLorraine says...

Can someone please explain what this sleazy self-serving career politician actually does for B’stoke. We only have her because we’re safe Tory seat and they can then use her to bolster their miserly female MP quota in current cabinet appointments. She and her Tory Cllrs do nothing of any consequence that prevents major employers leaving the town, allows businesses to start up that quite literally allow lorry loads of commercial waste(being polite) to run through housing estates and past schools, and appears to be totally ineffectual in preventing mass development on green sites whilst failing to address urgent infrastructure improvements needed for local traffic – I mean for twenty years odd years now it has taken up to 30 mins to get into B’stoke during peak hours. But then again she wouldn't know about that because she doesn’t actually work here. Probably why she needs all those expenses to come and visit every now and then...
Can someone please explain what this sleazy self-serving career politician actually does for B’stoke. We only have her because we’re safe Tory seat and they can then use her to bolster their miserly female MP quota in current cabinet appointments. She and her Tory Cllrs do nothing of any consequence that prevents major employers leaving the town, allows businesses to start up that quite literally allow lorry loads of commercial waste(being polite) to run through housing estates and past schools, and appears to be totally ineffectual in preventing mass development on green sites whilst failing to address urgent infrastructure improvements needed for local traffic – I mean for twenty years odd years now it has taken up to 30 mins to get into B’stoke during peak hours. But then again she wouldn't know about that because she doesn’t actually work here. Probably why she needs all those expenses to come and visit every now and then... CrossofLorraine
  • Score: 60

2:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

The Champion says...

Whitewash! Maybe I'm being naive, but if she incorrectly designated her London home as as second home and claimed for the mortgage on that property, surely the whole £90,000 claim was 'incorrect' and should be repaid? Add to that the fact that she didn't really need a second home so close to London and you can only conclude that she shouldn't really have claimed for a second home at all. If necessary she could have stayed in a B&B on the rare occasions she actually came here, or even a hotel would have been cheaper. And to say that her family life centered on Basingstoke.... do me a favour! I despair!
Whitewash! Maybe I'm being naive, but if she incorrectly designated her London home as as second home and claimed for the mortgage on that property, surely the whole £90,000 claim was 'incorrect' and should be repaid? Add to that the fact that she didn't really need a second home so close to London and you can only conclude that she shouldn't really have claimed for a second home at all. If necessary she could have stayed in a B&B on the rare occasions she actually came here, or even a hotel would have been cheaper. And to say that her family life centered on Basingstoke.... do me a favour! I despair! The Champion
  • Score: 59

3:06pm Thu 3 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Miller was claiming housing benefit, after an inquiry she was forced to repay £5,800 therefore, she, like any other person claiming housing benefit is a benefit cheat.
Ask Ian Duncan Smith
Miller was claiming housing benefit, after an inquiry she was forced to repay £5,800 therefore, she, like any other person claiming housing benefit is a benefit cheat. Ask Ian Duncan Smith popleyrebel2
  • Score: 37

4:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

shamazing says...

What is her column in the Gazette called again"Maria Miller, as I see it"
Well she obviously "sees" things very differently to us if she thinks it's ok to be a useless MP for the town as well as a tax cheat))
Roll on the elections I say!!
What is her column in the Gazette called again"Maria Miller, as I see it" Well she obviously "sees" things very differently to us if she thinks it's ok to be a useless MP for the town as well as a tax cheat)) Roll on the elections I say!! shamazing
  • Score: 53

4:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

Interesting, they keep deleting my posts.

Dear Admin. please tell me why you are deleting my posts.

They are not libelous
They are not lies
They are not inflammatory.

They are simply questions that you should be asking Ms. Miller about her latest scandal.
Interesting, they keep deleting my posts. Dear Admin. please tell me why you are deleting my posts. They are not libelous They are not lies They are not inflammatory. They are simply questions that you should be asking Ms. Miller about her latest scandal. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: 26

5:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Her attitude towards the inquiry was without doubt further evidence that Miller regards herself as untouchable, or at the very least, (how dare you challenge me) please take note (Gazette)
I’m Confused.com. If Miller didn’t gain financially why was she ordered to pay back £5,800, I’m sure it wasn’t a donation to the House of Commons welfare fund.
Her attitude towards the inquiry was without doubt further evidence that Miller regards herself as untouchable, or at the very least, (how dare you challenge me) please take note (Gazette) I’m Confused.com. If Miller didn’t gain financially why was she ordered to pay back £5,800, I’m sure it wasn’t a donation to the House of Commons welfare fund. popleyrebel2
  • Score: 27

7:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

grannychris says...

we would like to know how she can claim the london home as a second home , as she owned and live in it before she became an m .p , which she has admitted , her children do not / or did not ( not sure of there age now ) go to school in or around basingstoke , but in london , so the basingstoke home is her second home, which i beleve she rents from a conservative councerler , which we should not have to pay for , it looks like the old boy network, and the committe seems to look after their own , if she was on benerfits she would have been put in prison ,
we would like to know how she can claim the london home as a second home , as she owned and live in it before she became an m .p , which she has admitted , her children do not / or did not ( not sure of there age now ) go to school in or around basingstoke , but in london , so the basingstoke home is her second home, which i beleve she rents from a conservative councerler , which we should not have to pay for , it looks like the old boy network, and the committe seems to look after their own , if she was on benerfits she would have been put in prison , grannychris
  • Score: 43

8:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

Some questions for Ms. Miller

1. Ms Miller. How long did you live in your London address before becoming MP for Basingstoke ?
2. Why, when you became MP, did you then declare you London home as your second home, even though you hadn't actually moved out of London ?
3. How much rent were you paying for the subsidised accommodation in Old Basing provided by the Tory Grandee?
4. Can we please see the rent book and the money transactions leaving your account for the rent ?
5. Why did you remortgage your London home and then charge those increased mortgage payments to the tax payer ?
6. How many nights have you spent in Basingstoke over the term of your office to date ?
7. Why do you think you are fit to represent the people of Basingstoke when you don't live there and never have lived there ?
8. Do you think it fair that you were parachuted into Basingstoke to stand for election because it is a safe seat rather than let a local Tory member stand ?

I am sure there are plenty more if I had the time to think.
Some questions for Ms. Miller 1. Ms Miller. How long did you live in your London address before becoming MP for Basingstoke ? 2. Why, when you became MP, did you then declare you London home as your second home, even though you hadn't actually moved out of London ? 3. How much rent were you paying for the subsidised accommodation in Old Basing provided by the Tory Grandee? 4. Can we please see the rent book and the money transactions leaving your account for the rent ? 5. Why did you remortgage your London home and then charge those increased mortgage payments to the tax payer ? 6. How many nights have you spent in Basingstoke over the term of your office to date ? 7. Why do you think you are fit to represent the people of Basingstoke when you don't live there and never have lived there ? 8. Do you think it fair that you were parachuted into Basingstoke to stand for election because it is a safe seat rather than let a local Tory member stand ? I am sure there are plenty more if I had the time to think. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: 46

1:10am Fri 4 Apr 14

EMW says...

I don't think the Tory councillors meeting last night was a happy one.
They all looked pretty glum to me!
Now who can they select , unheard of candidate, probably from Outer Mongolia to stand in 2015 election?
Being fed up with the trough snuffling within this current administration I am looking forward to a local man who CARES about Basingstoke!
Loving Britain I'm going UKIP!
I don't think the Tory councillors meeting last night was a happy one. They all looked pretty glum to me! Now who can they select , unheard of candidate, probably from Outer Mongolia to stand in 2015 election? Being fed up with the trough snuffling within this current administration I am looking forward to a local man who CARES about Basingstoke! Loving Britain I'm going UKIP! EMW
  • Score: 8

11:36am Fri 4 Apr 14

Globalhawk says...

Over-claimed £40k on her mortgage, more than most peoples annual salary!!! Falsely claimed public money and then refused to assist the authorities, backed by the PM - so much for transparency after the expenses scandal. What is also concerning is why other labour and lib den MPs just sat there during her apology, not uttering a word. Plus she broke the Code of Conduct - In the real world she would have been sacked. Can the Basingstoke Conservatives de-select this woman?

Oliver Cromwell's speech dissolving parliament rings as true today as it did 360 years ago:

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government...Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you who were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone!"
Over-claimed £40k on her mortgage, more than most peoples annual salary!!! Falsely claimed public money and then refused to assist the authorities, backed by the PM - so much for transparency after the expenses scandal. What is also concerning is why other labour and lib den MPs just sat there during her apology, not uttering a word. Plus she broke the Code of Conduct - In the real world she would have been sacked. Can the Basingstoke Conservatives de-select this woman? Oliver Cromwell's speech dissolving parliament rings as true today as it did 360 years ago: "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government...Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you who were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone!" Globalhawk
  • Score: 23

11:49am Fri 4 Apr 14

Suriman says...

The people of Basingstoke deserve better, as do we all. Maria Miller is the first major expenses scandal on Cameron's watch and he turns a blind eye!
In fact not many MPs had much to say on the subject including Millipede. Speaks volumes doesn't it.
The people of Basingstoke deserve better, as do we all. Maria Miller is the first major expenses scandal on Cameron's watch and he turns a blind eye! In fact not many MPs had much to say on the subject including Millipede. Speaks volumes doesn't it. Suriman
  • Score: 16

11:53am Fri 4 Apr 14

lynnrich says...

Globalhawk wrote:
Over-claimed £40k on her mortgage, more than most peoples annual salary!!! Falsely claimed public money and then refused to assist the authorities, backed by the PM - so much for transparency after the expenses scandal. What is also concerning is why other labour and lib den MPs just sat there during her apology, not uttering a word. Plus she broke the Code of Conduct - In the real world she would have been sacked. Can the Basingstoke Conservatives de-select this woman?

Oliver Cromwell's speech dissolving parliament rings as true today as it did 360 years ago:Be good if she could be "de seated"...
[quote][p][bold]Globalhawk[/bold] wrote: Over-claimed £40k on her mortgage, more than most peoples annual salary!!! Falsely claimed public money and then refused to assist the authorities, backed by the PM - so much for transparency after the expenses scandal. What is also concerning is why other labour and lib den MPs just sat there during her apology, not uttering a word. Plus she broke the Code of Conduct - In the real world she would have been sacked. Can the Basingstoke Conservatives de-select this woman? Oliver Cromwell's speech dissolving parliament rings as true today as it did 360 years ago:Be good if she could be "de seated"... lynnrich
  • Score: 12

12:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

The sad truth is that all of the MP's want this to go away as quickly and as quietly as possible as they have all been claiming for expenses that are questionable and if a real investigator were given access to full accounts of their claims, I suspect a very high proportion would be found to have broken the rules.
The sad truth is that all of the MP's want this to go away as quickly and as quietly as possible as they have all been claiming for expenses that are questionable and if a real investigator were given access to full accounts of their claims, I suspect a very high proportion would be found to have broken the rules. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: 18

12:35pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Peter H. says...

No apology to the people of Basingstoke then.

Personally I think she should stand down. If she doesn’t, it leaves Tory voters with a rum choice: either vote for her and tacitly approve of her behaviour or go elsewhere.

Globalhawk: Personal statements made in Parliament are always heard in silence.
No apology to the people of Basingstoke then. Personally I think she should stand down. If she doesn’t, it leaves Tory voters with a rum choice: either vote for her and tacitly approve of her behaviour or go elsewhere. Globalhawk: Personal statements made in Parliament are always heard in silence. Peter H.
  • Score: 16

2:46pm Fri 4 Apr 14

BugBear says...

The hypocritical gulf between the ‘scroungers’ hate language encouraged by the government against benefits claimants and expenses overclaim's by MPs themselves is revealing. While the vast majority of claimants are law abiding, the £1.2bn cost of fraud averages out at £55 across 22 million claimants. Contrast this with the £1.2m paid back from the Commons — an average of £1,858 per MP.

Miller’s case is compounded by her previous role as DWP minister for disabled people, where she ignored calls to address “outrageous and outlandish comments” from her senior colleagues — despite strong evidence that rhetoric on fraud and scroungers was leading to hate crime against disabled people.

Also please note: The commissioner for standards, Kathryn Hudson actually found Miller over-claimed by more than £40,000 yet her findings were overruled by the Commons standards committee who unlike the commissioner for standards are all politicians, they watered down the figures to £5,800 for the period 2008-09. The million pounds profit from the sale of her taxpayer subsided home were brushed under the carpet.

The government tried to deflect attention away from her contemptuous apology in parliament earlier today by using a smokescreen of the proposal to bring in plain cigarette packaging. Yet only last evening Sir Cyril Chantler told a press conference at the Department of Health that he only found out at 5pm last night that his plain packaging review would be released today. Reporters had been told yesterday afternoon that it would not be published for sometime.

These people are beyond belief, they a total disgrace. No wonder UKIP has struck a cord with ordinary British people, we are led by a totally corrupt and self serving elite who view us with total contempt and worse of all, really don't care.
The hypocritical gulf between the ‘scroungers’ hate language encouraged by the government against benefits claimants and expenses overclaim's by MPs themselves is revealing. While the vast majority of claimants are law abiding, the £1.2bn cost of fraud averages out at £55 across 22 million claimants. Contrast this with the £1.2m paid back from the Commons — an average of £1,858 per MP. Miller’s case is compounded by her previous role as DWP minister for disabled people, where she ignored calls to address “outrageous and outlandish comments” from her senior colleagues — despite strong evidence that rhetoric on fraud and scroungers was leading to hate crime against disabled people. Also please note: The commissioner for standards, Kathryn Hudson actually found Miller over-claimed by more than £40,000 yet her findings were overruled by the Commons standards committee who unlike the commissioner for standards are all politicians, they watered down the figures to £5,800 for the period 2008-09. The million pounds profit from the sale of her taxpayer subsided home were brushed under the carpet. The government tried to deflect attention away from her contemptuous apology in parliament earlier today by using a smokescreen of the proposal to bring in plain cigarette packaging. Yet only last evening Sir Cyril Chantler told a press conference at the Department of Health that he only found out at 5pm last night that his plain packaging review would be released today. Reporters had been told yesterday afternoon that it would not be published for sometime. These people are beyond belief, they a total disgrace. No wonder UKIP has struck a cord with ordinary British people, we are led by a totally corrupt and self serving elite who view us with total contempt and worse of all, really don't care. BugBear
  • Score: 22

5:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

“A Labour MP has written to Scotland Yard asking that they investigate Maria Miller over her parliamentary expenses.
Thomas Docherty, the MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, wrote to the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley, after the Culture Secretary escaped serious censure when a committee of MPs overruled an official inquiry into her expenses”

Marking your own homework has paid off for Miller, MPs are protecting her in order to prevent a further scandal, Miller was asked to pay back £45,000 however that was overturned by gutless MPs.
She treated the inquiry like criminal case, very little cooperation and talk to my lawyer, this was a con from start to finish and the police should be involved.
All the people she persecuted (disabled) whilst working alongside Ian Duncan Smith must have their day, she has brought disgrace to Basingstoke after using us to propel her political career, she is and always will be our dud, however we can live with, that once she’s gone.
“A Labour MP has written to Scotland Yard asking that they investigate Maria Miller over her parliamentary expenses. Thomas Docherty, the MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, wrote to the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley, after the Culture Secretary escaped serious censure when a committee of MPs overruled an official inquiry into her expenses” Marking your own homework has paid off for Miller, MPs are protecting her in order to prevent a further scandal, Miller was asked to pay back £45,000 however that was overturned by gutless MPs. She treated the inquiry like criminal case, very little cooperation and talk to my lawyer, this was a con from start to finish and the police should be involved. All the people she persecuted (disabled) whilst working alongside Ian Duncan Smith must have their day, she has brought disgrace to Basingstoke after using us to propel her political career, she is and always will be our dud, however we can live with, that once she’s gone. popleyrebel2
  • Score: 18

7:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

nesspah says...

I suspect I'm going to be proved wrong again.

I had expected these un-culled badgers at Westminster to discover (or invent) some awful scandal to destroy Farage's reputation before he could unseat them.

Having stupidly covered over the dirty deeds of this smug-mugged fiddler it's hard to see how they could carry off a character plot.

I quite liked the suggestion at work today - promote her to be our ambassador to the new government in Kabul.
I suspect I'm going to be proved wrong again. I had expected these un-culled badgers at Westminster to discover (or invent) some awful scandal to destroy Farage's reputation before he could unseat them. Having stupidly covered over the dirty deeds of this smug-mugged fiddler it's hard to see how they could carry off a character plot. I quite liked the suggestion at work today - promote her to be our ambassador to the new government in Kabul. nesspah
  • Score: 5

9:31pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Tommyboy69 says...

EMW wrote:
I don't think the Tory councillors meeting last night was a happy one.
They all looked pretty glum to me!
Now who can they select , unheard of candidate, probably from Outer Mongolia to stand in 2015 election?
Being fed up with the trough snuffling within this current administration I am looking forward to a local man who CARES about Basingstoke!
Loving Britain I'm going UKIP!
Well said EMW, Spot on, With you all the way, Its UKIP for me too.
[quote][p][bold]EMW[/bold] wrote: I don't think the Tory councillors meeting last night was a happy one. They all looked pretty glum to me! Now who can they select , unheard of candidate, probably from Outer Mongolia to stand in 2015 election? Being fed up with the trough snuffling within this current administration I am looking forward to a local man who CARES about Basingstoke! Loving Britain I'm going UKIP![/p][/quote]Well said EMW, Spot on, With you all the way, Its UKIP for me too. Tommyboy69
  • Score: 6

9:41pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Tommyboy69 says...

The Ballot box is the place to get rid of this so called Basingstoke MP,Its just like the EU, Snouts in the trough, Vote UKIP and get us back on track, Our Country needs us back. For Common Sense.
The Ballot box is the place to get rid of this so called Basingstoke MP,Its just like the EU, Snouts in the trough, Vote UKIP and get us back on track, Our Country needs us back. For Common Sense. Tommyboy69
  • Score: -2

7:12pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Ladybird24 says...

Is there any justice left in this country?
After seeing this evenings news, David Cameron is prepared to sweep all this aside, and Maria Miller is on camera looking so smug. No one else would have got away with this ie general public. Maria you are a disgrace to this town and the people in it.
I know which party I WONT be voting for.
Is there any justice left in this country? After seeing this evenings news, David Cameron is prepared to sweep all this aside, and Maria Miller is on camera looking so smug. No one else would have got away with this ie general public. Maria you are a disgrace to this town and the people in it. I know which party I WONT be voting for. Ladybird24
  • Score: 12

10:16pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Kieta1 says...

Les wyatt wrote:
Got away with it again
She is a thief which ever way you try to paint it - She should be sacked from the Government. do we need a liar as M.P. For Basingstoke?
[quote][p][bold]Les wyatt[/bold] wrote: Got away with it again[/p][/quote]She is a thief which ever way you try to paint it - She should be sacked from the Government. do we need a liar as M.P. For Basingstoke? Kieta1
  • Score: 13

8:21pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Peter H. says...

Kieta1 wrote:
Les wyatt wrote:
Got away with it again
She is a thief which ever way you try to paint it - She should be sacked from the Government. do we need a liar as M.P. For Basingstoke?
If Miller does go, she could always follow in the footsteps of former MP Neil “Cash for questions” Hamilton, who is now enjoying life as Deputy Chairman of UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]Kieta1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Les wyatt[/bold] wrote: Got away with it again[/p][/quote]She is a thief which ever way you try to paint it - She should be sacked from the Government. do we need a liar as M.P. For Basingstoke?[/p][/quote]If Miller does go, she could always follow in the footsteps of former MP Neil “Cash for questions” Hamilton, who is now enjoying life as Deputy Chairman of UKIP. Peter H.
  • Score: 6

12:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Kieta1 says...

How do you solve a problem like Maria!? - SACK HER!
How do you solve a problem like Maria!? - SACK HER! Kieta1
  • Score: 8

7:25am Wed 9 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

Great news at 07:22 this morning .... Maria Miller has resigned !!! I hope this also means she will stand down as MP for Basingstoke, but I very much doubt it. That will be for the voters in the next election to take care of. All she has to do now is make a real apology and pay back the full £45K and we can wave a long a happy goodbye to the woman who took Basingstoke for a ride for so long. Goodbye Maria Miller, you won't be missed.
Great news at 07:22 this morning .... Maria Miller has resigned !!! I hope this also means she will stand down as MP for Basingstoke, but I very much doubt it. That will be for the voters in the next election to take care of. All she has to do now is make a real apology and pay back the full £45K and we can wave a long a happy goodbye to the woman who took Basingstoke for a ride for so long. Goodbye Maria Miller, you won't be missed. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: 3

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