It has been revealed that the Remoaner ex-Prime Minister David Cameron claimed a whopping £50,000 in expenses after he walked out of 10 Downing Street due to losing the 2016 EU referendum.
Cast your minds back to last year, and Cameron announced his resignation within just a few hours of the United Kingdom waking up to the news that the Leave campaign had come out on top.
It was even alleged that he was heard saying ‘why should I have to deal with all the hard sh*t’ – it smacked of a toddler throwing a massive hissy fit after not getting their own way.
He lost. He left. So why on Earth has he been able to claim £50,000 in expenses while launching into his incredibly lucrative post-politics career of public speaking and all of the other ‘trappings’ that come with the status of being an ex-Prime Minister?
According to a report in the Daily Mail:
David Cameron received tens of thousands of pounds in ‘public duty’ allowance after quitting Downing Street – as he raked in money from corporate speeches and his memoirs.
The ex-PM claimed just over £50,000 to cover expenses after standing down in July following his defeat in the EU referendum.
The ‘public duty cost allowance’ is granted by the government to ‘assist’ former Prime Ministers in recognition of their ‘special position in public life’.
However, unusually, Nick Clegg, who was Mr Cameron’s deputy until 2015 and lost his seat at the election this year, has been given the benefit.
He received £114,982 last year, just £18 below the maximum level.
Tony Blair, who has made millions of pounds from consultancy work and speeches since leaving office in 2007, claimed the full £115,000.
Gordon Brown and Sir John Major received £114,838 and £115,000 respectively.
Why are we not surprised that Teflon Tony went the whole hog and got the entire £115K?
To be fair to Blair, that ‘it wasn’t me, guv’ smile must cost a fortune to maintain in dental bills.
This whole system is just another example of vast sums of taxpayers’ money being spent in the wrong way – especially at a time when so many other areas of the public sector could use this cash.
£115,000 is ‘small potatoes’ in the grand scheme of things, but it is yet another representation of how our government represents the interests of the wealthiest members of society first and foremost.
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