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    Default Jeffrey Donaldson repays 660 for hotel movies

    DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has repaid 660 to House of Commons authorities for 68 pay per view he watched during 2004 - 2005. In a less than convincing performance on BBC News he could only name two of the movies he watched a "Star Wars movie" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Bit of a Sammy Wilson on the beach moment for Jeffrey but hopefully the furore will pass and he can resume his march towards the DUP leadership.

    BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | MP 'sorry' over hotel film claims

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    Nice to see a news story about 'whacko' that doesn't involve Michael Jackson.

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    Good thing this will never happen in Ireland, because of the trust we place in our elected officials honesty with expenses.

    Imagine the PPV movies O'Dea, Harney, Coughlan and Cowen would be watching..

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    What the hell is wrong with claiming for watching a pay movie when you are away on business?

    This kind of silliness takes away from the real abuses which UK (and Irish) politicians have been getting up to for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkpower View Post
    What the hell is wrong with claiming for watching a pay movie when you are away on business?

    This kind of silliness takes away from the real abuses which UK (and Irish) politicians have been getting up to for years.
    Yes, doctors (on innumerable drug company junkets) have been indulging in this kind of behaviour for years: what could possibly be wrong with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkpower View Post
    What the hell is wrong with claiming for watching a pay movie when you are away on business?
    It's a waste of taxpayer's money.
    Nothing will motivate the lazy / apathetic / Americanised / west-British types to embrace their culture and the Irish language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkpower View Post
    What the hell is wrong with claiming for watching a pay movie when you are away on business?
    It makes you go blind.

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    Being sent away on business is a significant interruption to ones normal family life; while you cant expect the Ritz, you should be made quite comfortable and at least as comfortale surroundings as you would have at home. That should certainly include the odd pay movie. Im sure Jeff has Sky Movies and/or a DVD at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    It makes you go blind.

    yeh but it also may render the politician more relaxed. You don't want the likes of Willie O'Dea and Batt O'Keefe to be too stressed out when abroad representing the people so a bit of "relaxation" in front of the "box" may be in order



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    Quote Originally Posted by drkpower View Post
    Being sent away on business is a significant interruption to ones normal family life; while you cant expect the Ritz, you should be made quite comfortable and at least as comfortale surroundings as you would have at home. That should certainly include the odd pay movie. Im sure Jeff has Sky Movies and/or a DVD at home.
    He is not on business. He is doing his job.

    In Ireland, for example, if Willie O'Dea chooses not to have his State car take him home and stays in a nice hotel in Dublin that is his choice. I do not want to pay for him to watch porn or premium films.

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