Thursday, January 12, 2006

Prescott apologises

Prescott apologises on tax bill.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has apologised after admitting council tax bills for one of his official homes were paid with taxpayers' money.

Mr Prescott says he thought he was paying the tax

I don’t quite follow this: an official home presumably goes with the job. Or is this like my own - officially where I live as far as Council Tax requirements go. Anyway, it’s nice that he apologises, isn’t it? Most of us would have probably been imprisoned, blacklisted as a debtor or something similar. We all make mistakes, but for the Minister responsible for Council Tax it is absolutely incredible. Totally unacceptable.

Especially when this mistake has taken around 9 years to come to light. Only £4K. And this reimbursement does attract interest, of course? What are these people? It is certainly one rule for them and another one for the rest of us.

Reminds me of the incident when he assaulted a member of the public. If it had been the other way around (and not just an egg) then I am sure we’d have seen someone imprisoned, maybe for attempted murder or something.

Simply asking. Again...

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