Snout caught in the trough again!
A LABOUR peer who lives in the East End of London has claimed about £100,000 in parliamentary expenses on a flat in Kent that neighbours say has been unoccupied for years.
Residents from the five other flats in the same block as Uddin’s property all say they have never seen her there. They could see through the windows that the bedrooms were unfurnished.
Last weekend, hours after The Sunday Times had challenged Uddin about her “main residence”, the baroness’s BMW 4×4 car was spotted at the Maidstone flat and members of her family arrived.
A plumber who went into the flat to help the family with a broken boiler said: “It looked like they were just moving in. They told me they were just moving in.” By Sunday night, curtains covered the windows, a light was on in the hall and a mat was placed outside the front door.
One thing that annoys: I\’m more likely to get into trouble for comparing a Muslim to a pig than the Baroness is to get into trouble for getting her snout in the trough.
Excellent spot by Wolfie in the comments!
From her web site:
I have a great sense of belonging to the
East End which has been my home for over thirty years. This historical part of London can always acclaim the highest moral ground for embracing the richness of our cultural, social and religious diversity. The tenacity of our people continue to amaze me every day, the Champion of yesteryears have moved on to acquire social and political status leaving grand legacies which has been taken on and continued by the successful Bangladeshi communities in the true honour bound tradition of the east enders.
Tower Hamlets has not only been my home, it is where my professional and political career has taken shape, where my children have grown up, and also where I served as a local councillor for 8 years.
Case closed M\’Lud