- Anne Main MP is one of Tories’ most vocal backers of hated tax
- Victims pay on average £65 per month for a ‘spare room’
- But she gave daughter WHOLE FLAT funded by MPs’ expenses
One of the most forceful, not to say colourful, contributions to the Bedroom Tax debate last week was from St Alban’s MP Anne Main, who has since been forced to “clarify” her offensive comments in her local paper:
“Unicorns do not exist, fairies do not exist and—it does not matter how often Opposition Members say it—a bedroom tax does not exist.”
Please forgive Scrapbook’s tardiness in highlighting her breathtaking hypocrisy, brought to our attention by a reader. Referencing Labour’s 2004 plans for a similar measure for the private rented sector, Main — who was filmed addressing the Commons in front of a sleeping Tory colleague (VIDEO) — said:
“Labour started the process that should have been continued by ensuring that people paid for the accommodation that they were using.”
One person who certainly wasn’t “paying for the accomodation they were using” was Main’s 27 year-old daughter, who lived rent free for up to three years in a second home funded by MPs’ expenses. So that’s £40,000 in mortgage interest payments on the taxpayer (plus conveyancing fees, furnishings, council tax and refurbishments).
This is a woman who wants to charge 400,000 disabled people up to £832 per year to remain in their own homes.