Sunday, 27 May 2012

Politician Admits Expenses Oversight

"It's true," said the unnamed politician, "but I actually forgot to submit an expenses claim for the period in question, I feel a fool because I've missed the deadline.  I had actually completed the claim form and attached the invoices but I was distracted by pressure of work."  "I can reassure members on both sides of the House that it won't happen again. I have learnt that expenses don't claim themselves."

Sources "close to" the politician later said that it was an indication of how "We are all in it together" and that it was necessary to make hard decisions in a period of austerity in order to "reduce the deficit".

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