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Shameless Lib Dem MP who furloughed himself

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Firecracker123 Thu 21-May-20 13:40:37

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT peer Lord Fox has been accused of "milking the taxpayer" by furloughing himself while also claiming his £162 daily House of Lords allowance.

Lord Fox, 62, has used the Government's job retention scheme to pay himself as the owner of a strategic communications company.

Smileless2012 Thu 21-May-20 13:43:23

No doubt the cost to his reputation and the damage this will do to his political career, will far out weigh any financial gain; let's hope so.

Firecracker123 Thu 21-May-20 13:44:19

STEVE COOGAN has furloughed his gardener and housekeeper at his £4million country mansion, leaving the taxpayer to pay the majority of their wages.


Caro6699 Thu 21-May-20 13:49:08

It’s the sheer greed I find disgusting .And whilst it is shameful, it is probably all perfectly legal

growstuff Thu 21-May-20 14:01:11


I doubt if many people have heard of Lord Fox, so I doubt if his career and reputation will be damaged too much.

MaizieD Thu 21-May-20 14:35:07

And, Lord Fox isn't an MP. Misleading post title...

Firecracker123 Thu 21-May-20 18:17:00

He's a Lib Dem Peer obviously the usual vocal leftwing posters couldn't possibly criticise a Lib Dem.

He's been named and shamed and is now paying the money back.

varian Thu 21-May-20 18:18:58

So did the OP state erroneously that this person was an MP out of ignorance or was it a deliberate lie?

Firecracker123 Thu 21-May-20 18:23:16

Whether he's an MP or a Peer he's a Lib Dem.

Just shows you what hypocrites some Liberal Democrats are.

Pantglas2 Thu 21-May-20 18:24:29

He’s another one to do a u turn because he got it wrong!

Firecracker123 Thu 21-May-20 18:25:11

Lord Fox
Lord Fox is a Liberal Democrat Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 22 October 2014. His full title is The Lord Fox, and his given name is Christopher Francis Fox. He currently undertakes the role of Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).

growstuff Thu 21-May-20 18:52:35

But he's not an elected MP. Maybe you could get GN to change the title of the thread.

varian Thu 21-May-20 18:52:41

So which was it - ignorance or a lie?

Both traits are often found in the extreme right

Glorybee Thu 21-May-20 18:58:26

Varian - ignorance and lies are found right across the board and can’t be attributed to one particular group of any kind of people, just as is honesty and kindness etc.

varian Thu 21-May-20 19:00:23

In my very long life, I have never noticed much honesty or kindness coming from the extreme right wing of the political spectrum.

Glorybee Thu 21-May-20 19:11:10

I certainly wasn’t defending the extreme right by any means, I was pointing out that where there are humans there will be the whole range of good and bad qualities, as it’s what’s in people’s hearts that shows through.

Having said that, I have seen the most vile hatred, spite and venom from both extremes - it really is shocking and the extreme left are just as good at at being vile as the right.

varian Thu 21-May-20 19:16:17

I agree Glorybee

Galaxy Thu 21-May-20 20:39:06

This 8s

Firecracker123 Fri 22-May-20 08:57:40

This thread has nothing to do with the extreme right it's about Champagne Socialist hypocrites who are milking the system.

growstuff Fri 22-May-20 09:30:43

Since when have LibDems been socialists?

Lord Fox is an unknown, who has paid back the money. He messed up, said sorry - story over.

I'm not defending him in any way, but there really are more important things going on at the moment.

PS. How do you feel about the Jennifer Arcuri investigation?

Ilovecheese Fri 22-May-20 09:41:58

Why on earth would you see LibDems as socialists?

Galaxy Fri 22-May-20 10:49:17

Yes the lib dems are not socialists.

MissAdventure Fri 22-May-20 10:58:42

Just the usual greedy b******, then?

MaizieD Fri 22-May-20 13:19:44

Firecracker exemplifies an apparently growing line of thinking which I've found best described in this tweet today:

Ken Broughton

There seems to be a growing belief amongst some that anything other than conservatism must be communism. Reds under the bed and all that. They self identify by opposition to a mythical bogey-man just as much as they crave mythical unicorns.


Sussexborn Fri 22-May-20 13:28:52

Definitely agree with Glorybee! No party is full of saints or sinners though some posters seem to pose the opposite view.

TBH he probably just went along with whatever his accountant suggested. Something we learned not to do many years ago.