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Old 20th March 2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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UKIP - Expense Scandal (again)

Short version:

UKIP host an event and someone pays the 900 bill. Next day the UKIP MEP asks for a receipt for several times that amount so they can "repatriate the money from Europe".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-31976343

This news will likely make no difference to the UKIP core support but it may lift the veil for people who might consider UKIP as a protest vote.
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Old 20th March 2015, 01:07 AM   #2
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I'd hope so, but for some reason UKIP seem to be able to avoid the levels of public disapprobation experienced by other parties over fraudulent expense claims. Maybe this will change as the elections draw nearer.
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Old 20th March 2015, 01:26 AM   #3
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they don't see stealing from the EU as a crime, it's their patriotic duty.
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Old 20th March 2015, 01:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
they don't see stealing from the EU as a crime, it's their patriotic duty.
They're like modern day Robin Hoods, but without the whole 'giving it to the poor' part.
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Old 20th March 2015, 02:10 AM   #5
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Hey, I'm sure they consider themselves poor and deserving.
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Old 20th March 2015, 03:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Mashuna View Post
They're like modern day Robin Hoods, but without the whole 'giving it to the poor' part.
Or the Dodge.
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Old 20th March 2015, 04:38 PM   #7
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There is a joke wherein Robin Hood says, "I rob from the rich and give to the poor. Us poor..."
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Old 22nd March 2015, 07:46 AM   #8
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Might as well put this here, as good a place as any - the link does what it says:

http://howmanyukipsuspensions.tumblr.com/
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Old 22nd March 2015, 04:50 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Or the Dodge.
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Old 23rd March 2015, 01:46 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
Might as well put this here, as good a place as any - the link does what it says:

http://howmanyukipsuspensions.tumblr.com/
[UKIPper]Well at least it shows how hard we work to keep scandal out of the party. If only other parties worked so hard we wouldn't have had the MP expenses scandal, Tories colluding with the EDL and so on...[/UKIPper]

Or something like that..
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