Friday, 14 March 2008

The "John Lewis List"

If you were to try to claim anything you would have to take out a loan from the Social, if for some unfortunate reason you became unemployed. They would not give us a thing, but may give you a loan which you would have to payback at an agreed weekly amount.So enjoy the read & when it next comes time to vote remember what your MPs are claiming, so vote BNP as they will not be claiming for second houses or the money to furnish them.

According to yesterday’s Guardian:

This article was first published on on Thursday March 13 2008. It was last updated at 17:46 on March 13 2008.

MPs are allowed to claim up to £10,000 for a new kitchen, more than £6,000 for a bathroom and £750 for a television on their parliamentary allowances, it was disclosed today.

They can also claim reimbursement from the taxpayer for stereos worth up to £750, £300 air-conditioning units and £2,000 for a furniture suite for their second homes.

The figures came as the Commons released the so-called "John Lewis list" that finance officials use to approve or reject MPs' expenses claims.

It is a list of precedents for spending on household items under the parliamentary second-homes allowance, based on prices at the John Lewis department store.

The document, released to the Press Association news agency under the Freedom of Information Act, was not even known to most MPs until recently.

Andrew Walker, the Commons' director general of resources, has previously declined to release the document for fear that MPs would take advantage if they knew how much they could claim for certain items.

"My concern would be that if we say what the maximum price we will allow for such an item is, it will become the going rate," he told a recent Information Tribunal hearing.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, passed by MPs in 2000, the Commons had until Monday to respond to the Press Association's request for sight of the document.

But, while acknowledging on Monday that it would release the information, it did not do so until this afternoon, as most MPs are returning to their constituencies for the weekend.

The figures were released a day after the members estimate committee announced that MPs would in the future have to provide receipts for all expenses claims above £25 from April 1.

Previously MPs were able to claim up to £250 without receipts.

The committee also said that the level of petty cash available for office expenses would be reduced from £250 to £50.
The 'John Lewis list'

Claims MPs can make on their parliamentary expenses to furnish their second homes:

Air conditioning unit: £299.99
Bed: £1,000
Bedside cabinet: £100
Book case/shelf: £200
Bookcase/cabinet: £500
Carpet: £35 per square metre
Carpet fitting: £6.50 per square metre
Coffee maker/machine: £100
Coffee table: £250
Dining armchairs: £150 each
Dining chairs: £90 each
Dining table: £600
Dishwasher: £375
Drawer chest (5): £500
Dressing table: £500
Food mixer: £200
Free-standing mirror: £300
Fridge/freezer: £550
Gas cooker: £650
Hi-fi/stereo: £750
Installation of new bathroom: £6,335
Installation of new kitchen: £10,000
Lamp table: £200
Nest of tables: £200
Recordable DVD player: £270
Rugs: £300
Shredder: £50
Sideboard: £795
Suite of furniture: £2,000
Television set: £750
Tumble dryer: £250
Underlay (basic): £6.99 per square metre
Wardrobe: £700
Washer-dryer: £500
Washing machine: £350
Wooden flooring/carpets: £35 per square metre
Workstation: £150

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Please read this blog

Please read Lancaster Unity part & comment as this woman is evil inciting violence against children.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Patriots, Check out & leave comment

Please click on title for link to Cumbrian Patriot eweb site.

Please read new leaflet St George & especially the comments

The one I read said there is NO PLACE for St George or his Flag in Cumbria. WHAT!
Its our Countries flag so why no place for it.

This is typical lefty type comment.

If you feel about this either way please leave a comment of your own on the above, or here.

Monday, 25 February 2008


Just been into Cockermouth & saw a lovely squirrel running down the high street, not the immigrant grey but a lovely Red one.

People were stopping & looking, even cars slowed down, it was lovely to see.

Thursday, 21 February 2008


Yet again Allerdale Council delay on RNAD purchase until end of March.

Broughton Parish Council will not even discuss it.

From the Times & Star

Wall of silence over dump Friday, 25 January 2008

A WALL of silence this week surrounded the stalled Derwent Forest project as it was revealed that talks have taken place over possible opencast coal mining on part of the site.

International mining and construction group Keir has bought the coal rights to the 1,200-acre Derwent Forest site near Broughton Moor.

Kier, based in Sandy, Bedfordshire, is understood to have started talks with the potential new council owners of the Ministry of Defence site, formerly a Royal Naval Armaments Depot and still known locally as ‘The Dump’.

The purchase of mining rights does not mean that the go ahead for coal mining has been given. Planning consent and owner consent would still be required.

A four-year extraction plan for the northern section of the land, close to Broughton Moor village, is on the agenda.

1 It may include a clearance and de-contamination programme for the whole site, on which 110 World War II buildings still stand.

It should/will include ,as asbestos is present in & on buildings, this can be backed up with evidence from Allerdales own web site.

Kier declined to comment. A spokesman said: “We feel it would be inappropriate to speculate further how the longer term aspirations for the site may best be achieved.”

But John Ardron, Labour councillor for Broughton St Bridget’s, said: “I can confirm for certain that Kier Group have opened talks.

2 “But I for one would not contemplate any coal extraction scheme unless there was a ‘planning gain’ for the community, like the £18 million Tesco has promised for sports facilities in Workington , and unless the local community said ‘yes’.

What like no one objected to Tesco? I was at the meeting to discuss this in the Theatre can only say that no matter what was said it was already decided.

“The real problem now is that the council administration is keeping us all in the dark.”
It is believed that Kier’s proposals could mean that all the coal, estimated at probably three million tonnes, could be removed by a dust-secure covered conveyor belt that would extend to a coastal railhead.

At the end of any contract, the land would be restored to ‘greenfield’ status.
Communities on the edge of The Dump have in the past firmly rejected coal extraction, but Broughton parish council chairman Keith Sproat said it should be considered again especially if it meant 150 local jobs.

3 Mr Sproat said: “We’ve waited 18 years for something to happen on The Dump.
“We’re all asking questions and nobody is giving us any answers, so if it’s got to be coal, let’s go for it. “Coal is a very valuable commodity again.”

He's Parish Council Chairman for Broughton & will not even discuss it till a decision is made by which time if it is Open cast then planning permission will no doubt have been decided, well we'll see.

If you object or have any views on this get along to your parish council meetings & voice your opinion & or concerns.

Coal mining would not necessarily conflict with the long-term aim of simultaneously developing the massive site for a range of leisure and tourist-related activities. ???

The Ministry of Defence has already set four deadlines for Allerdale council and Cumbria County Council to buy the land from it for a nominal £1. The latest deadline is March 31 this year, which was confirmed by Allerdale council on Tuesday.

The North West Development Agency has promised up to £9 million to develop the site. A NWDA spokesman said this week ownership was holding up the land transfer.

He added: “There are a number of commercially sensitive discussions taking place with a variety of parties.

“We are not in a position to divulge further information but the agency and its partners, Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Vision, are continuing to work on this project. There have been some issues on legal title and work is ongoing to resolve these issues.”

4 Allerdale council refused to add to the statement.

The same as Tesco & the Cloffocks. What ever happens this has gone on for too long a decision must be made, & local Residents must be kept informed at ALL stages of the decision making process.

Tell the trueth

Check these out & then judge the BNP & then The Muslims.

Now who are the Nazis????????