McNulty put to shame

I’d not realised quite what a heroic figure my cousin Simon is.

When we were all children, as the oldest and cleverest cousin, he was the one who made us all laugh with his commentary on slide shows of holiday photos (we’re talking family gatherings 70s style) and patiently let smaller relatives chase him about.

Our grandfather was from Finsbury and our grandmother from Holloway, but they later moved out to the Harrow area, and now Simon lives in Harrow too.

He works in Westminster, like local MP Tony McNulty. Unlike Mr McNulty, he commutes in and out every day. Like Mr McNulty, Simon has parents who also live in the Harrow area. But, unlike Mr McNulty, Simon claims no public money for their home.

Mr McNulty’s office insists that he has done nothing wrong. I hadn’t realised that the daily journey from central London to Harrow was so long and traumatic that it entitled MPs to a second homes allowance. But what moves me even more than Simon’s heroism is his modesty. When asked about his extraordinary journey, he simply says that thousands do the same every day.

3 Comments »

  1. Harrow Resident said

    Employment Minister teaches country how to Fiddle Expenses to the detriment of Employer and country

  2. Harrow Resident said

    Tony McNulty is a joke! He has failed to live up to the spirit of the rules and taken every opportunity to manipulate the system to his advantage. God help us for having such public servants who are NOT squeaky clean. Tony McNulty is hardly ever at Harrow East surgeries, takes anywhere between 3- 6 months to give appointments to meet constituents and then either fails to turn up or cancels appointments with very little notice. This bloke doesn’t use his parent’s Harrow Residence for Parliamentary duties. Shame on you Tony for not saying sorry and for NOT returning the money you have unjustly over-claimed – it’s people like you that bring this country to it’s economic knees. Very very bad judgment on your part!

  3. Caroline Schwartz said

    I hold no torch for Tony McNulty, a rude and uneducated person if i ever saw one, but perhaps a close scrutinity of the pay and expenses of the former Lib Dem head of Islington council and of its present successor would tell that Islington has the highest paid council chief in London. Why would islington residents vote for such bad value for money? At the last election we voted to keep Hitchins and Bridget Fox out of the borough seat of power. Why on earth have the Lib Deb chosen an unpopular parliamentary candidate to represent the borough? Very vey bad judgement on their part.

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