After a week of revelations about Ben Bradley’s beliefs courtesy of his old blogs, some expenses claims made by the Tory MP caught our eye.
Bradley spent £398.50 on equipment for his new office after being elected in May – more than half of it on shredders.
On July 12, he bought one for £32.39:
A week later, he bought another one for the same price:
And he splashed out on what must be a whopper costing almost £150:
That’s a lot of shredding capacity by anybody’s standards.
What does he need it for? As always, the answer lies in one of his old blogs.
Bradley gives his readers a bit of advice in a post about surveillance, which concludes:
“It can’t be too far out to assume that we are also under the microscope. Shred your cereal boxes and hide your dirty underwear; you never know who might be keeping tabs.”
It wasn’t your breakfast preferences you needed to worry about, Ben…