Friday, May 15, 2009

Andrew MacKay second home allowance questions

Matthew Amroliwalah deserves an award for his interrogation of Andrew MacKay here. It's a classic to be savoured and enjoyed.

The Independent reports that MacKay and Kirkbride took £282,731 from the taxpayer for their two second homes. So by my reckoning, given that one home was "kosher", that's £141,365 which may well be in question for claiming double. Mackay says he "made an error of judgment in accepting advice from the fees office".

He appears to live on a different planet from the rest of us.

Mr Mackay is holding a public meeting in his Bracknell constituency in the next few days so that constituents can "cross-examine" him. It should be an interesting "cross-examination".

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