Tory minister claimed expenses for room at club where he met lover

Meanwhile, just to put this into perspective, Labour intolerants – sorry, ‘moderates’ – are busy attacking their own leaders.

A Conservative minister has charged taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds to stay at a private members’ club where he would meet his lover.

Robert Halfon, a minister without portfolio who attends cabinet, last week admitted to cheating on his partner after it emerged he was warned that a Tory aide was trying to blackmail him.

Halfon confessed to the affair following reports that a Tory election aide, Mark Clarke, had planned to film him leaving the East India Club in central London with the woman concerned, a Tory activist. Clarke denies the blackmail claim.

It emerged on Sunday that Halfon claimed more than £30,000 in expenses to stay at the East India Club in the four years after he was elected in 2010, receipts posted on his website show.

Source: Tory minister claimed expenses for room at club where he met lover | Politics | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “Tory minister claimed expenses for room at club where he met lover

  1. Mr.Angry

    He is only one one of them to be found out, how many more are doing the same?

    They should be made to sign an allegiance or an official contract if they step out of line or caught as in this case they should be forced to resign and pay the full amount claimed back to the treasury.

    If this was an ordinary member of the public and claimed a benefit fraudulently it would
    be a case of imprisonment, why is it so different for a taxpayer paid public servant?

  2. Andy

    So?
    If the claim for accommodation was within the expences rules governed by IPSA who he chooses to entertain there, unless it ıs a possible breach of national security, is a personal matter.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I really like pro-Tory commenters like you; you make the case against the Conservatives so well without any prompting from the rest of us.
      So the use of public money to support a minister’s extra-marital affairs is appropriate in your opinion, is it?
      That’s well worth knowing.

  3. NMac

    Why is the Fraud Squad not investigating this character? There appears to be evidence of dishonest expenses claims.

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