Basingstoke MP Maria Miller under pressure to 'quit or resign'

Maria Miller MP

Maria Miller MP

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THE pressure is growing on Maria Miller, after voters in a poll published today thought she should be sacked from her Cabinet post and as Basingstoke MP.

Unnamed senior ministers are also calling for her to go, with one calling the Culture Secretary “dead in the water, politically speaking”.

This follows Mrs Miller’s 32-second apology to the House of Commons on Thursday for her “legalistic” attitude towards the inquiries of the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, Kathryn Hudson.

The commissioner had recommended that Mrs Miller pay back £45,000 of the £90,000 in expenses she claimed for her second home in Wimbledon between 2005 and 2009.

But the 10 MPs and three lay people on the committee on standards told Mrs Miller that she should pay back just £5,800 overclaimed in mortgage interest in 2009, after clearing her of deliberately submitting the expense claims for her own benefit.

A poll of 1,001 voters published in today’s Mail on Sunday found that 78 per cent think she should be sacked from the Cabinet. A further 68 per cent think she should be sacked as Basingstoke MP, while in a third poll question, 75 per cent think Prime Minister David Cameron is wrong to back her.

 

 

The Conservatives have said that Mrs Miller’s apology ended the matter, a line reiterated this morning by party chairman Grant Shapps.

But a senior minister quoted anonymously in The Sunday Telegraph called for her to go from the Cabinet.

The minister said: “In my view she has clearly behaved in a way that is incompatible with what she should be doing as a Cabinet minister.

“The decision to keep her on undermines the Prime Minister because he has talked about a new kind of politics.”

The paper said other ministers criticised Mrs Miller’s special adviser Jo Hindley, who telephoned The Daily Telegraph in 2012 to “flag up” that Mrs Miller was involved in discussions of press regulation, when the paper first started looking at her expense claims.

Mrs Miller has always maintained that her claims are “absolutely in order” and “in complete accordance with the rules”.

Her apology to MPs on Thursday read: “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.”

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11:59am Sun 6 Apr 14

Ready0423 says...

Yes she should be sacked or resigned
Yes she should be sacked or resigned Ready0423
  • Score: 33

12:10pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Craig Killick says...

As a Basingstoke centric publication garnering opinion, I would suggest that the question should be do we want someone with this attitude and these (lack of) morals to represent our town as an MP?

Yes we voted her in (and I was one), but I certainly don't support her now having misused the trust placed in her.
As a Basingstoke centric publication garnering opinion, I would suggest that the question should be do we want someone with this attitude and these (lack of) morals to represent our town as an MP? Yes we voted her in (and I was one), but I certainly don't support her now having misused the trust placed in her. Craig Killick
  • Score: 81

12:50pm Sun 6 Apr 14

alanmills says...

I used to work very near to Parliament and often worked late at night before getting the train home to Basingstoke. From door to door always less than 90 minutes.

Maria is happy have a safe seat in Basingstoke and a house in London that has allowed her £1million profit, but actually live in Basingstoke?

Somehow, I don't think we are really part of her personal priorities.
I used to work very near to Parliament and often worked late at night before getting the train home to Basingstoke. From door to door always less than 90 minutes. Maria is happy have a safe seat in Basingstoke and a house in London that has allowed her £1million profit, but actually live in Basingstoke? Somehow, I don't think we are really part of her personal priorities. alanmills
  • Score: 73

12:59pm Sun 6 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Did the Millers ever take up residency in Basingstoke, were their children educated in Basingstoke the Gazette must know the answers to all the questions, Miller has brought disgrace to Basingstoke and her attitude towards the press and her attempt to silence those who dare challenge her come after years of utter contempt supported by the Gazette who have failed to hold her to account.
She must go, in the mean time grow some balls Gazette take her on.
Did the Millers ever take up residency in Basingstoke, were their children educated in Basingstoke the Gazette must know the answers to all the questions, Miller has brought disgrace to Basingstoke and her attitude towards the press and her attempt to silence those who dare challenge her come after years of utter contempt supported by the Gazette who have failed to hold her to account. She must go, in the mean time grow some balls Gazette take her on. popleyrebel2
  • Score: 78

1:02pm Sun 6 Apr 14

bettysenior says...

These politicians simply bring these witch hunts on themselves and where overall, none can be trusted to do the decent thing when in office. They like all the establishment from the police to the local government ombudsman are a law unto themselves and where they police themselves with people from their own ranks. Basically democracy and probity are mere word in reality and where the system in reality does what it wants. A complete charade to simply keep the public on-board and to make them think that there are systems in place that give them recourse and justice. The truth is, there just isn't any in reality. It is time that people realised this - http://worldinnovati
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These politicians simply bring these witch hunts on themselves and where overall, none can be trusted to do the decent thing when in office. They like all the establishment from the police to the local government ombudsman are a law unto themselves and where they police themselves with people from their own ranks. Basically democracy and probity are mere word in reality and where the system in reality does what it wants. A complete charade to simply keep the public on-board and to make them think that there are systems in place that give them recourse and justice. The truth is, there just isn't any in reality. It is time that people realised this - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/02/the- people-do-not-know-t ruth-of-what-is.html http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/01/what -successive-governme nts-and.html http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- establishment-makes- amends-but_720.html Dr David Hill CEO World Innovation Foundation bettysenior
  • Score: 7

1:46pm Sun 6 Apr 14

brasstacks says...

Maria Miller MP's "apology" is an absolute disgrace given that it is the UK tax payer who pays her wages

Ms Miller's Contract of Employment needs to be terminated in exactly the same way any Employee's would be if they claimed for and took money that they should not have

An error is one thing but to grab everything she can, just because she "thinks she can" is appalling

In January 2014, if you contacted Ms Miller to get an appointment to speak with her, you faced a 2 MONTH wait..

Could that have perhaps been because she was busy consulting her Lawyers ?

Whilst Ms Miller might have had a need to give her Parents a home, it has questionable been partly funded by the tax payer

Ms Miller is understood to have made a considerable profit on the sale of the house that she has admitted mis claiming expenses on

I think Ms Miller should be asked to pay back not only Late Payment Interest but also a proportion of the profits that she mad on selling a house that the tax payer helped Fund

In Basingstoke, there are many Disabled and Sick people who are having to fight the DWP and Atos (aka: the Government..) for Entitled Benefits

Seems ambiguous that Ms Miller can get her 2nd Home Benefits and....get away with it while some of her Constituents starve, financially struggle and go without decent Homes too ?

Resign Ms Miller please ?
Maria Miller MP's "apology" is an absolute disgrace given that it is the UK tax payer who pays her wages Ms Miller's Contract of Employment needs to be terminated in exactly the same way any Employee's would be if they claimed for and took money that they should not have An error is one thing but to grab everything she can, just because she "thinks she can" is appalling In January 2014, if you contacted Ms Miller to get an appointment to speak with her, you faced a 2 MONTH wait.. Could that have perhaps been because she was busy consulting her Lawyers ? Whilst Ms Miller might have had a need to give her Parents a home, it has questionable been partly funded by the tax payer Ms Miller is understood to have made a considerable profit on the sale of the house that she has admitted mis claiming expenses on I think Ms Miller should be asked to pay back not only Late Payment Interest but also a proportion of the profits that she mad on selling a house that the tax payer helped Fund In Basingstoke, there are many Disabled and Sick people who are having to fight the DWP and Atos (aka: the Government..) for Entitled Benefits Seems ambiguous that Ms Miller can get her 2nd Home Benefits and....get away with it while some of her Constituents starve, financially struggle and go without decent Homes too ? Resign Ms Miller please ? brasstacks
  • Score: 76

3:58pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Cromwell45 says...

Once again our Prime Minister has backed the wrong horse. (If he backed one at Aintree it would be a faller) Remember Andy Coulson? Just shows what their politically correct nonsense does for the people. The sex of the person should not enter into it. We should get the best person for the job.
Maria Miller is clearly not the best person for the job and she will go, don't worry about that. The men in grey suits have doubtless already made that clear. It is just a question of damage limitation, (i.e. timing) oh and to see if there is a woman who can be persuaded to take her place.
It'll be a mini cabinet reshuffle or a sudden (mysterious) decision from the woman herself - something about spending more time with the family. She will also elect not to stand in 2015.
If you feel let down, lied to, deceived, ruled by the corrupt unelected and by a political class that treats you, the voter, with contempt remember you all have at last got somewhere to put your cross. Remember that in May and do please try and stay the course until after May 2015. It'll mean so much for British prosperity and the balance of power.
Once again our Prime Minister has backed the wrong horse. (If he backed one at Aintree it would be a faller) Remember Andy Coulson? Just shows what their politically correct nonsense does for the people. The sex of the person should not enter into it. We should get the best person for the job. Maria Miller is clearly not the best person for the job and she will go, don't worry about that. The men in grey suits have doubtless already made that clear. It is just a question of damage limitation, (i.e. timing) oh and to see if there is a woman who can be persuaded to take her place. It'll be a mini cabinet reshuffle or a sudden (mysterious) decision from the woman herself - something about spending more time with the family. She will also elect not to stand in 2015. If you feel let down, lied to, deceived, ruled by the corrupt unelected and by a political class that treats you, the voter, with contempt remember you all have at last got somewhere to put your cross. Remember that in May and do please try and stay the course until after May 2015. It'll mean so much for British prosperity and the balance of power. Cromwell45
  • Score: 47

4:18pm Sun 6 Apr 14

The Champion says...

She should resign but I don't think she will, she is far too arrogant.......well not without a very big push anyway.

There have also obviously been some political shenanigans to protect her, why? She's not a good politician, what is it that I'm not seeing that makes her so valuable to David Cameron? If it's because she's a token woman in his cabinet? I think most women would not want her representing them.

Is it because the press have another agenda i.e. Levinson? That doesn't negate the fact that she took my money 'incorrectly' or that she has not received equality of punishment.

Her attitude and the way she's been protected by her peers just confirms to me that nothing has changed since 2008 and I for one can't bring myself to vote for people that treat me like I just fell off the magic roundabout.

They ARE all in it together!
She should resign but I don't think she will, she is far too arrogant.......well not without a very big push anyway. There have also obviously been some political shenanigans to protect her, why? She's not a good politician, what is it that I'm not seeing that makes her so valuable to David Cameron? If it's because she's a token woman in his cabinet? I think most women would not want her representing them. Is it because the press have another agenda i.e. Levinson? That doesn't negate the fact that she took my money 'incorrectly' or that she has not received equality of punishment. Her attitude and the way she's been protected by her peers just confirms to me that nothing has changed since 2008 and I for one can't bring myself to vote for people that treat me like I just fell off the magic roundabout. They ARE all in it together! The Champion
  • Score: 50

4:31pm Sun 6 Apr 14

shamazing says...

I agree with everyone's comments to date and the only honourable thing she can do now is to resign.. Do the decent thing for once Ms Miller!!
Basingstoke certainly doesn't want or need you and we should give another person who LIVES in the town and really cares about what happens here the chance to represent us in a way we all deserve))))
I agree with everyone's comments to date and the only honourable thing she can do now is to resign.. Do the decent thing for once Ms Miller!! Basingstoke certainly doesn't want or need you and we should give another person who LIVES in the town and really cares about what happens here the chance to represent us in a way we all deserve)))) shamazing
  • Score: 55

7:23pm Sun 6 Apr 14

stevenm353 says...

MILLER JUST GO
MILLER JUST GO stevenm353
  • Score: 39

9:24pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Globalhawk says...

Interesting article ''Claim for everything'.

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/debate/articl
e-2597837/PHIL-HEATH
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-voted-Labour.html

We should be protesting outside the Basingstoke Con Party office
Interesting article ''Claim for everything'. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/debate/articl e-2597837/PHIL-HEATH -I-claim-Marias-elec tion-team-appalled-I -voted-Labour.html We should be protesting outside the Basingstoke Con Party office Globalhawk
  • Score: 22

12:18am Mon 7 Apr 14

EMW says...

Goodbyeee!
Goodbyeee! EMW
  • Score: 19

9:23am Mon 7 Apr 14

george chivers says...

it's interesting isn't it that Maria Miller's problems never get published on the front page of the Gazette. And the poll doesn't ask if she should be sacked as MP for Basingstoke just from her cabinet post.

She should be sacked from both, pay back 45800 in wrongly claimed expenses and pay capital gains tax on her Wimbledon home proportional to the time it was her second home. Just.

Minister for Culture? More like the minister for Vultures, feeding off the carcass of public money.

'Miller must Go'. Get your T shirt printed today.
it's interesting isn't it that Maria Miller's problems never get published on the front page of the Gazette. And the poll doesn't ask if she should be sacked as MP for Basingstoke just from her cabinet post. She should be sacked from both, pay back 45800 in wrongly claimed expenses and pay capital gains tax on her Wimbledon home proportional to the time it was her second home. Just. Minister for Culture? More like the minister for Vultures, feeding off the carcass of public money. 'Miller must Go'. Get your T shirt printed today. george chivers
  • Score: 38

10:12am Mon 7 Apr 14

Angry of Basingstoke says...

Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette?

Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked.

She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle!
Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette? Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked. She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle! Angry of Basingstoke
  • Score: 37

10:43am Mon 7 Apr 14

shamazing says...

Angry of Basingstoke wrote:
Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette?

Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked.

She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle!
I agree with you angry of Basingstoke and unless we push hard enough for it then she will get away with it again!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Basingstoke[/bold] wrote: Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette? Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked. She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle![/p][/quote]I agree with you angry of Basingstoke and unless we push hard enough for it then she will get away with it again!!!! shamazing
  • Score: 28

10:47am Mon 7 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Under the new welfare reforms there are plans to make welfare cheats sell their homes if necessary to pay higher fines to reimburse taxpayers for the money they have wrongly claimed.
Sadly however this only applies to Joe public.
Maria Miller MP was caught fiddling her housing benefit, an independent inquiry ordered her pay back £45,000 however, her friends (fellow MPs) reduced that to £5,800, I can only assume time are hard and we are all in this together.
Miller has made a killing out of this, BDBC should be meeting to deselect her, she is a disgrace.
Under the new welfare reforms there are plans to make welfare cheats sell their homes if necessary to pay higher fines to reimburse taxpayers for the money they have wrongly claimed. Sadly however this only applies to Joe public. Maria Miller MP was caught fiddling her housing benefit, an independent inquiry ordered her pay back £45,000 however, her friends (fellow MPs) reduced that to £5,800, I can only assume time are hard and we are all in this together. Miller has made a killing out of this, BDBC should be meeting to deselect her, she is a disgrace. popleyrebel2
  • Score: 35

11:44am Mon 7 Apr 14

jonone says...

Looks like this is all in our hands. Those of us who would consider voting Conservative need to communicate to them that we will NOT if Miller is still our MP in May 2015. For me, this means not voting as there are no viable alternatives, which goes against what I believe in - i.e. you can complain if you have voted!

Also, I am 100% certain that if Maria Miller was Martin Miller, we'd be gearing up for a by-election now. This "protection to keep a woman in power" is unacceptable.
Looks like this is all in our hands. Those of us who would consider voting Conservative need to communicate to them that we will NOT if Miller is still our MP in May 2015. For me, this means not voting as there are no viable alternatives, which goes against what I believe in - i.e. you can complain if you have voted! Also, I am 100% certain that if Maria Miller was Martin Miller, we'd be gearing up for a by-election now. This "protection to keep a woman in power" is unacceptable. jonone
  • Score: 24

12:03pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

Get the Police involved. She should be found guilty on the evidence already published. Then under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) all the money she fraudulently took from the public purse would need to be repaid along with a huge fine. The proceeds wouldn't be just the money she over-claimed, but also the profit she made from that money, ie: the profit from the house you and I were all paying for.

But you all know as well as I do, nothing will happen. She will keep everything she has taken from the public purse. She will eventually go, but I fear she will then be catapulted into a PLC who will pay her large amounts of money for the contacts she has in Parliament and access to MP's.

A scandal, and I hope we all remember this come election day.
Get the Police involved. She should be found guilty on the evidence already published. Then under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) all the money she fraudulently took from the public purse would need to be repaid along with a huge fine. The proceeds wouldn't be just the money she over-claimed, but also the profit she made from that money, ie: the profit from the house you and I were all paying for. But you all know as well as I do, nothing will happen. She will keep everything she has taken from the public purse. She will eventually go, but I fear she will then be catapulted into a PLC who will pay her large amounts of money for the contacts she has in Parliament and access to MP's. A scandal, and I hope we all remember this come election day. Opinions_opinions
  • Score: 28

12:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

shamazing says...

Opinions_opinions wrote:
Get the Police involved. She should be found guilty on the evidence already published. Then under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) all the money she fraudulently took from the public purse would need to be repaid along with a huge fine. The proceeds wouldn't be just the money she over-claimed, but also the profit she made from that money, ie: the profit from the house you and I were all paying for.

But you all know as well as I do, nothing will happen. She will keep everything she has taken from the public purse. She will eventually go, but I fear she will then be catapulted into a PLC who will pay her large amounts of money for the contacts she has in Parliament and access to MP's.

A scandal, and I hope we all remember this come election day.
I shall certainly remember come Election Day but sadly I think you may be right.. We know she has friends in high places like the McNair Scott's who have funded a lot of her political activities!!! These friends can and probably will protect her from too much exposure and will ensure she gets a leg up to her next post))))
[quote][p][bold]Opinions_opinions[/bold] wrote: Get the Police involved. She should be found guilty on the evidence already published. Then under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) all the money she fraudulently took from the public purse would need to be repaid along with a huge fine. The proceeds wouldn't be just the money she over-claimed, but also the profit she made from that money, ie: the profit from the house you and I were all paying for. But you all know as well as I do, nothing will happen. She will keep everything she has taken from the public purse. She will eventually go, but I fear she will then be catapulted into a PLC who will pay her large amounts of money for the contacts she has in Parliament and access to MP's. A scandal, and I hope we all remember this come election day.[/p][/quote]I shall certainly remember come Election Day but sadly I think you may be right.. We know she has friends in high places like the McNair Scott's who have funded a lot of her political activities!!! These friends can and probably will protect her from too much exposure and will ensure she gets a leg up to her next post)))) shamazing
  • Score: 20

12:54pm Mon 7 Apr 14

popleyrebel2 says...

Spot on, the Council should hold an inquiry in to Miller’s connect with the McNair Scott's, they are involved with rented properly in Basingstoke Mr McNair Scott's being her ex landlord and Tory donor, Cllr McNair Scott's resignation over the conflict of interest (Deeside).
Basingstoke has been dragged in to the murky world of politics, Westminster and local and it needs sorting out if Council can’t do it then Gazette must step up to the plate.
Spot on, the Council should hold an inquiry in to Miller’s connect with the McNair Scott's, they are involved with rented properly in Basingstoke Mr McNair Scott's being her ex landlord and Tory donor, Cllr McNair Scott's resignation over the conflict of interest (Deeside). Basingstoke has been dragged in to the murky world of politics, Westminster and local and it needs sorting out if Council can’t do it then Gazette must step up to the plate. popleyrebel2
  • Score: 24

8:54pm Mon 7 Apr 14

brasstacks says...

Maria Miller has Published her April 2013-February 2014 "Expenses" on her Web Site

Go to: www.mariamiller.co.u
k and click on "Allowances"

Prepare to be amazed and deeply insulted that you have to pay Council Tax and Ms Miller apparently does not ?

If you are Disabled and live in Basingstoke and have been turned down for Council Tax Support, perhaps ring your Council again and ask them again ?

For all of you are still waiting on the Hampshire or other Counties Housing Registers, note the amounts that Ms Miller HAS been Claiming for HER RENT....

It is no longer either acceptable, adequate or sufficient that we allow any Political Party to "police" its own MP's when the rest of us by now would have had a visit from the Police and/or been sacked from our Jobs..

Maria Miller's "Allowances" are exactly what they 'say on the tin" and ARE Alllowances that she has no Right to mis claim, full stop

Saying "sorry" is not good enough and she is admitting she HAS done wrong so why aren't the Police interviewing her under Caution ?

The money that Investigations are going to cost the tax payer are an insult to those who are going to be done out of their Entitlements because the Coalition Piggy Bank is a "bit low"..

The Conservatives have only 1 priority

That is that putting the Party before the People...

You can show your opinion about Maria Miller's mis claiming of Allowances on the Web Site below:

www.change.org/petit
ions/maria-miller-mp
-resign-as-basingsto
ke-mp-and-culture-se
cretary (put hash tag at end of this.....)

Remember that, Maria Miller has ONLY Published her Allowance Claims for the LAST year so far..

You can view ALL Allowances that Ms Miller has claimed Historical on the Internet

Be prepared to have some Pringles handy !!
Maria Miller has Published her April 2013-February 2014 "Expenses" on her Web Site Go to: www.mariamiller.co.u k and click on "Allowances" Prepare to be amazed and deeply insulted that you have to pay Council Tax and Ms Miller apparently does not ? If you are Disabled and live in Basingstoke and have been turned down for Council Tax Support, perhaps ring your Council again and ask them again ? For all of you are still waiting on the Hampshire or other Counties Housing Registers, note the amounts that Ms Miller HAS been Claiming for HER RENT.... It is no longer either acceptable, adequate or sufficient that we allow any Political Party to "police" its own MP's when the rest of us by now would have had a visit from the Police and/or been sacked from our Jobs.. Maria Miller's "Allowances" are exactly what they 'say on the tin" and ARE Alllowances that she has no Right to mis claim, full stop Saying "sorry" is not good enough and she is admitting she HAS done wrong so why aren't the Police interviewing her under Caution ? The money that Investigations are going to cost the tax payer are an insult to those who are going to be done out of their Entitlements because the Coalition Piggy Bank is a "bit low".. The Conservatives have only 1 priority That is that putting the Party before the People... You can show your opinion about Maria Miller's mis claiming of Allowances on the Web Site below: www.change.org/petit ions/maria-miller-mp -resign-as-basingsto ke-mp-and-culture-se cretary (put hash tag at end of this.....) Remember that, Maria Miller has ONLY Published her Allowance Claims for the LAST year so far.. You can view ALL Allowances that Ms Miller has claimed Historical on the Internet Be prepared to have some Pringles handy !! brasstacks
  • Score: 19

9:52pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Alfie The Dog says...

Angry of Basingstoke wrote:
Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette?

Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked.

She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle!
Maybe because the Gazette has formed a cosy relationship with our disgraced MP?
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Basingstoke[/bold] wrote: Why is this not the HEADLINE of the Basingstoke Gazette? Surely you do not condone her actions? Your poll shows at present 95 per cent of people in Basingstoke want her sacked. She is a thief and a disgrace. How she has lasted this long is a miracle![/p][/quote]Maybe because the Gazette has formed a cosy relationship with our disgraced MP? Alfie The Dog
  • Score: 16

10:57pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Marina Morris says...

The trouble is the Gusset has no reporters with the wit nor wisdom to carry out an investigation and write a story. But even a work experience kid could cobble a story together from what the nationals have revealed: you've got to wonder why the editor doesn't at least try.

Surely Miller is un(re)electable now?
The trouble is the Gusset has no reporters with the wit nor wisdom to carry out an investigation and write a story. But even a work experience kid could cobble a story together from what the nationals have revealed: you've got to wonder why the editor doesn't at least try. Surely Miller is un(re)electable now? Marina Morris
  • Score: 18

8:55am Tue 8 Apr 14

Average Voter says...

Maria Miller has made a huge profit by deliberately and carefully playing the system. Then, when caught out, she has played the Parliamentary system so that she managed to cut down the amount to be repaid to the tax payer to only 10 % of what was originally adjudicated against her. She has made a huge profit out of the expenses fiddle. She cannot even take a gentle slap on the wrist without acting like a spoilt child. The Conservative party is going to lose a lot of support because of this - loss of support in Basingstoke and right across the UK.
Maria Miller has made a huge profit by deliberately and carefully playing the system. Then, when caught out, she has played the Parliamentary system so that she managed to cut down the amount to be repaid to the tax payer to only 10 % of what was originally adjudicated against her. She has made a huge profit out of the expenses fiddle. She cannot even take a gentle slap on the wrist without acting like a spoilt child. The Conservative party is going to lose a lot of support because of this - loss of support in Basingstoke and right across the UK. Average Voter
  • Score: 20

1:45pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Angry of Basingstoke says...

I have just been reading that Maria Miller sits on the Board of Greys Limited, a company who will do extremely well if Tories get back into power and then sell off the NHS? One of its aims. I for one, need, respect and would struggle without the NHS, which I believe is one of this countries proudest achievements, free healthcare for all at source. I do not want millionaires in Parliament taking away the NHS. Would this make Maria Miller Super-RIch? From somewhat who lives in Wimbledon, she isn't doing very much for Basingstoke is she?? She really has to go.
I have just been reading that Maria Miller sits on the Board of Greys Limited, a company who will do extremely well if Tories get back into power and then sell off the NHS? One of its aims. I for one, need, respect and would struggle without the NHS, which I believe is one of this countries proudest achievements, free healthcare for all at source. I do not want millionaires in Parliament taking away the NHS. Would this make Maria Miller Super-RIch? From somewhat who lives in Wimbledon, she isn't doing very much for Basingstoke is she?? She really has to go. Angry of Basingstoke
  • Score: 18

8:02pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Peter H. says...

Had she put her hands up two years ago and said 'Sorry I made a mistake' it might have been the end of it. Instead she fought and obstructed a legitmate enquiry costing tens of thousands of taxpayers money. Now, those around her have blamed the media, suggested its a poltical witch hunt and implied we voters are ignorant of the facts. Is she so wonderful that Basingstoke cannot do without her?
Had she put her hands up two years ago and said 'Sorry I made a mistake' it might have been the end of it. Instead she fought and obstructed a legitmate enquiry costing tens of thousands of taxpayers money. Now, those around her have blamed the media, suggested its a poltical witch hunt and implied we voters are ignorant of the facts. Is she so wonderful that Basingstoke cannot do without her? Peter H.
  • Score: 11

8:24pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jackwridge says...

Vote UKIP!
Vote UKIP! jackwridge
  • Score: 2

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