MP’s hedge expenses

Hedges don’t often make it onto the news, but while I was writing the first draft of my book, the scandal over MP’s expenses was neatly demonstrating the decadence of the British political elite – hilariously, one of the disputed claims featured was that of Sir Michael Spicer who claimed for having the hedge around his helipad trimmed.

He later said this was a “family joke”, though I’m not sure why he expected the family to be chuckling over his Commons expense claims. Just for the record, he also claimed the costs of “hanging a chandelier” at his home.


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