Iain Duncan Smith has slammed Ed Balls for suggesting tradesmen should supply a receipt when accepting cash payments:
“Here we have a man that would be the Chancellor who is wandering around saying Big Brother is going to watch you carefully that if you do any tax transactions and don’t keep receipts, somehow they’re going to punish you. I find that absurd.
Scrapbook wonders what the Quiet Man® has got against receipts. After all, how else did he attempt to claim for the following items on his MPs’ expenses — all of which were rejected:
- £39 for one breakfast
- A £9 cocktail
- Even a mini bar bill
Shall we bring back the receipt-free £400 monthly food allowance?