UK Minister’s husband claims porn movies as expenses

March 30th, 2009 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

The Daily Telegraph reports:

The husband of Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, has apologised for the “embarrassment” he caused her after she used her Commons expenses to claim for the adult movies he watched.

Richard Timney watched two adult films at his home and his wife later claimed for the television package while submitting a £67 bill for her internet connection.

It’s often the little issues that do more damage.

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20 Responses to “UK Minister’s husband claims porn movies as expenses”

  1. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    She body swerved the fatuous claim of £120k for parliamentary living expenses whilst staying with her sister 2-3 nights a week.

    Whilst just within the touchline, it was the reaction of the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner that cause most concern after 2 robust complaints there was no investigation planned, and just a brush off . The third complaint from members of the Public who lived a few doors away from Smiths sister exposed some of the lies used as a cover up.

    But in the end, still no censure or payback. Out of 326 complaints only 2/3 have been invoked. None from the Labour Party.

    It is like a parallel universe.

    This latest revelation is a shock, because it came out of the blue. (No pun intended)

    It’s always the shoelaces, and an apology was very fast.

    She will survive because the standards for Labour are very different from the rest of the Parliamentarians.

    Then Gordon Browns best friend in Parliament. Was best man. He has been pinged for using a prostitute on the day of the Rememberance Services. So bright he took 71 piccies, and loaded them on his parliamentary lap-top.

    $ other MP’s are very concerned about being dragged into this furore. Anyway the stories can be found at News of the World front page.

    There certainly was sleaze at the end of the last Tory administration.

    NuLabour promised no sleaze.

    IMHO the Parliamentary terms should be no more and no less that 4 years for pretty much the same reasons.

    I also believe that no MP should be allowed any more than 2 terms in office, unless they reach senior ministerial grade.

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  2. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    sheesh dpf..so far his morning i’ve found linked to 15 international stories..

    http://whoar.co.nz/

    ..each of them light years more interesting/relevant.. that this news of the world fodder..

    w.t.f..?

    that was the best you could find..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  3. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..Anyway the stories can be found at News of the World front page.”

    (heh..!..q.e.d..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  4. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    No surprise that with the democratic system so corrupted and the population so purposefully dumbed down, there are such worthless lowlife in government.

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  5. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    the tightly-run rightwing dictatorship of your dreams would take care of that..

    ..eh reddy..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  6. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    That would be one apology more that the voting public of the UK has received from Richard Timney than the New Zealand public have received from Peter Davis.

    [DPF: 20 demerits. Leave Davis out of this]

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  7. Manolo (13,518 comments) says:

    “sheesh dpf..so far his morning i’ve found linked to 15 international stories.”

    And your standing in the NZ blog popularity is what? How do you fare compared to DPF’s blog?

    Whoar, get lost and go back to the your “cooking” duties.

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  8. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    um..!..dpf..

    ..i see on another thread you demerited d4j for calling me a drug addict..

    (as a former heroin addict who now only smokes pot..sorta accurate..)

    ..yet i find the constant/libellous allegations from that creep manolo..(see above)

    ..that i am engaged in the cooking/manufacture/distribution of ‘p’..

    (a drug i loathe..)

    ..to be far more offensive than the twitterings of d4j..

    yet you have allowed this piece of shit to repeat this time and time again..

    ..with nary a demur/demerit from you..

    this despite my formerly asking you repeated times ..to do something about this..

    ..(is he a friend of yours..?..)

    ..and..um..!..what would your reaction be to me alleging you are involved in the ‘p’-trade..?

    some consistancy please..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

    [DPF: I don't read all comments. I only can demerit people when I see their comment. It also depends on whether or not someone is starting the abuse first (as D4J did) or it is midday through a flamewar. Finally as I have always said people who think a comment deserves demerits should e-mail me rather than assume I have seen it]

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  9. Nick Archer (136 comments) says:

    Funny!

    He probably didn’t realise that the bill would list all the things (line by line) watched on their package, nothing wrong with watching R18 material in the privacy of ones home, but on a TV package paid by the tax payers (which will be audited and examined in the public eye) and being the husband of an MP, very careless oversight on that one…

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  10. MyNameIsJack (2,415 comments) says:

    Big fucking deal.

    In the meantime, the War on Terror ™ as prosecuted by the Coalition of the Killing goes right on failing.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article5983045.ece

    [DPF: 10 demerits for off topic]

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  11. getstaffed (9,186 comments) says:

    phil, consistency? How about you get a job, start paying taxes and earn some respect. Until then you’re choosing to live parasitically which makes you last cab off the rank for fair treatment. Sorry… that’s just the way it is pal.

    Back on-topic: Expense claim fraud (or even tiny genuine mistakes) is commonly used for toppling senior execs… unless they have dirt on their superiors of couse. Of course MPs are above the law. Our last Labour govt taught us that!

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  12. getstaffed (9,186 comments) says:

    MyNameIsThreadJack… there’s a general post for that.

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  13. PhilBest (5,120 comments) says:

    Of course philu sees nothing with using taxpayers money as an indirect subsidy for the porn movie industry (and the drug industry and the crime industry).

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  14. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    Ah Jackie Smith.

    Was wittering on the news last week bigging up a massive new domestic terrorist threat, just in time to cover up news about Gordo’s shite premiership, being snubbed by the G20 on pump priming and pre-justifying the sending of more UK troops to the disater zone known as Afghanistan.

    Labour through and through.

    And back on topic, no wonder hubby needs a few skin flicks to get in the mood for her.

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  15. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    So lets get this STRAIGHT shall we. We can only comment on corruption if it relates to a foreign jurisdiction like the UK.

    Now that David stands shoulder to shoulder with John Key in being chief apologists and rehabilators for a CORRUPT Labour regime in New Zealand all past crimes New Zealand must not be commented on.

    It’s interesting to watch the process of power corrupting. Unusual thought that so little power appears to be corrupting so absolutely. This demeritting is getting tired quick.

    You just never know when you might need friends instead of enemies.

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  16. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    I was somewhat surprised to NOT see Kiwi in America’s name up in the demerit lights after yesterdays wee missive re: HEC and the Labour Party hierarchy.

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  17. Ratbiter (1,265 comments) says:

    Further evidence of the corruption of the left, and the wrong-headedness of their whole world domination campaign!

    Go get ‘em, Redbaiter!! Sic it to em, boy :-P

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  18. Fairfacts Media (372 comments) says:

    As I have blogged over at the Fairfacts Media Show, when it comes to sleazy scandal, the Brits do beat the Kiwis hands down.
    The UK Tories were past masters, especially when it came to matters sexual.
    But ZanuLiarbore is giving them a good spanking despite earlier promises to behave.
    Guido Fawkes noted a few other scandals yesterday, as I did.
    Nonetheless, the parallels between Helengrad and Gordonistan are most uncanny.
    As for David been soft on Clark, I think David has a unique talent in being able to find good in everybody, even Helen Clark :)
    However, I would much rather see Liarbour former ministers in the dock rather than in cushy jobs.

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  19. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    FM, OECD, and Expat.

    Aren’t the parallels just weird.

    For nations to be at the other side of the planet, having had 50+ years of true independence from the Motherland.

    Still the Kiwis are trying to play catch up. I have blogged a long time ago about being asked to be a witness on a land deal where the accused was a senior labour fund raiser and contributor. The trial was actually about him raping, amongst other charges, but a long story.

    A young woman just happened to walk into her local nick in MCR and lay a complaint. Whilst in Liverpool on the same day her mate did the same thing.

    On the other side were two Ministers of the Crown, aided and abetted by the Police.

    I know that the accused was stitched up like an Arbroath Smokie. Still a thoroughly unpleasant person.

    Yes he had sex with hundreds of women. He was the boss of Miss World at the Time.

    Casting Couch antics etc.

    Those acts were all consensual. The girdle wearer never had to try very hard to get laid. He had the charm and warmth of Peter Stringfellow.

    He got done on the youngest of the AP’s being underage at the time. No statute of limitations on that one. How the hell 6 weeks made a huge difference, I will never know.

    Quid pro Quo, both the Ministers were sent to prison for Perjury at a later date.

    As much as I disliked the Labourite as a person, he did a lot of good things in the community. (Shagging Nubiles apart)

    Peter Stringfellow is a bloke you can talk to, as long as you listen all the time.

    The convicted rapist is now out. and too old to care. about the cost of Viagra.

    The two Tory Ministers were despicable, and deserved everything they got later.

    My Police Mucker said on a train to London. $%^ ain’t done anything wrong knowingly. They were just out to get him.

    The rape allegation was over 6 years prior, and just popped up out of the blue. 2 women were involved in this particular

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  20. Haiku Dave (265 comments) says:

    a tawdry wanking
    scandal compared to global
    takeover? small beans

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