Monday, February 12, 2007

James Gray still in the soup

The Tory MP for North Wiltshire may have survived an attempt to deselect him, but he is not in the clear yet.

A couple of days ago the Daily Mail claimed:
Tory MP James Gray is at the centre of a fresh controversy with the revelation that he is using his Commons expenses to support the cancer-stricken wife he dumped for his mistress instead of paying her out of his wages.

The Wiltshire North MP is paying his wife Sarah £2,400 a month from his Commons staff allowance even though she ceased to work as his secretary two years ago. In that time he has paid her a total of nearly £60,000 from his expenses.
Particularly diverting is this detail:
a senior Conservative at Westminster said Mr Gray could find himself in the bizarre position of facing a claim for unfair dismissal from his wife, even though it is alleged she has not worked for him for two years despite being paid.
Ludwig Wittgenstein writes: My brain hurts.

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