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Saturday, 30 May 2009

Labour 'charity' donations on your behalf

I'm sure other bloggers will be frantically venting spleens about the incredible neck that Labour MP Frank Cook must have had to attempt claiming a fiver church donation on his expenses.

Labour MP Frank Cook claimed on expenses for a £5 church donation he made at a Battle of Britain memorial service, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

The MP for Stockton-on-Tees submitted the 2006 claim with a handwritten note, but it was later rejected by the Commons Fees Office, the paper says.

Mr Cook said he did not recall the claim and described it as "a mistake".

He is undoubtedly a tight fucker to even consider such a claim, but at least the target of Cook's donation was a worthy one. It's good to support charities which look after our war veterans. It's just a shame Mr Cook didn't think of them when he voted for the smoking ban that kicked such people out into the street if they wanted a cigarette in the country which they risked their lives to defend. Against overbearing authoritarianism, ironically.

Like Cook, Labour have been very comfortable about throwing our taxes around on charities. £3.26bn at the last count. Poor old Frank may well endure moths flying out of his wallet, but his paltry claim is small beer compared to the colossal stealing of our taxes that his party have nodded through to dubious causes, with the enthusiastic approval of their never-ending quangoes and civil servants.

If you haven't read about the extent of the fraud being perpetrated on you, the taxpayer, you might like to have a perusal of fakecharities.org - I'm sure you will be ecstatic to know that £191,000 of your money was funnelled into ASH and £515,000 into Alcohol Concern last year, amongst other businesses posing as charitable, who like to spend your money in lobbying the government to do exactly what the government wants to do anyway.

Cook has described his attempt at using £5 our taxes for a charity as 'a mistake'. We will eagerly await (no doubt, in vain) the day when his parliamentary colleagues admit the same about the other billions of our money that they are using to pay their righteous bretheren to sanctimoniously harangue us.

Tax free, natch.

5 comments:

GrumpyOldTwat said...

Hear! Bloody hear!

As for Cook . . .
A behaviour of utter disgraceful contempt towards the very people that fought for this Country, to enable the likes of this scumbag to treat them with utter contempt?

Give me strength!

Anonymous said...

Any tax exempt political action committees that calls themselves "charities" that, instead of EDUCATING are now LEGISLATING, by spending huge sums of my tax money to hire lobbyists (they call them advocates, same thing) and lawyers to make laws using GESTAPO tactics using LAW ENFORCEMENT, THREATS, INTIMIDATATION, , and SNITCHING to FORCE people to OBEY their guidelines will get NO DONATIONS from me, Contributions to PACs are NOT supposedly tax deductable. All my donations are going to local events and groups that depend on local businesses and bingo halls that are losing money to Pfizer.. All these "charities" are being well funded by Pfizers RJW Foundation "Smokeless States Program" and don't need my donations.
www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?ia=143&id=14912

Anonymous said...

A measly £5 doantion would be an insult eben if it camr from his own pocket.
A double insult to have to steal it and then donate it.
Sickening !!

Anonymous said...

Insult to all his £5. Likewise I wont give money to groups that I know fund PACs and fake charities- and this includes most so called "health" charities.

Emiliano Zapata

HelenD said...

I pick very wisely with the charities I support now and so do all the people that I know.
Two can play the government game - but they forget that there are many more of us than there are of them - and aren't they feeling it now.
Too late NuLab - you listen to too many quangos and extremists instead of your own citizens who you are supposed to represent.

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