He was using public money to claw back his outlay on the property, so from then on, none of the money paid on that building or land was paid by Mr Osborne. If you want to support this site White, male and respectable-looking might be another version of this. 1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). Osborne did not need this building or the adjoining land to discharge his Parliamentary duties, nor did he pay back anything like the amount he claimed, when he was found to have overclaimed for mortgage interest on the farmhouse (and only the farmhouse). They haven’t really started yet. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. more information Accept. That’s more than double the original price. Why is the field Starmer bought for his parent’s rescue donkeys a scandal, but Osborne’s paddock wasn’t? “It probably gave me skills in life.”, Cajoling a donkey that does not want to go into its stable at night is “quite an exercise”, he says, in the most personal interview he has given. Rees-Mogg’s hypocrisy over England-Wales travel ban is borderline schizoid, Starmer’s whip cracks and his MPs start walking away from legalisation of crimes like rape by government agents, Coffey tells people earning less than minimum wage to take Universal Credit or blow their savings, Look at the diseases in the US food your Tory government wants you to eat. The mortgages were interest-only. This was before he was a member of Parliament, when he was working in the legal profession. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. in either print or eBook format here: The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times, ‘Spycops’ law will be used to spy on Labour, its MPs and trade unions. Once they have smeared him as a rabid, Lefty , well-off extremist hypocrite, dangerous to the national interest, what will we have left? Typical of the fascist tories using everything they can to distract us the ordinary women and men from their fascist state instigated mass murder of thousands and thousands of ‘disposable/not of any value’ women and men!!! Radio broadcaster James O'Brien has mocked the Mail on Sunday for its story on Keir Starmer buying his mother a field to house rescue donkeys. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. in either print or eBook format here: Health Warning: Government! Remember that fascist ex tory MP George Osborne is a criminal and he has still not been charged with defrauding us the people by using public money to increase his wealth! Even the MoS article features a quote from a Labour spokesperson, saying that the field is not for sale – but a strip of land next to his late parents’ house is being sold, in accordance with his father’s will. Apparently the land is now worth “up to £10 million”, but he bought it in 1996 when it is likely to have been worth a considerable amount less. The Livingstone Presumption is now available Posts may be shared, provided full credit is given to Mike Sivier and Vox Political, along with a link back to this site. 3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/, 4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Let’s get one thing clear: Keir Starmer has been a disaster (so far) as leader of the Labour Party. This is a desperate joke, but when the worst of the pandemic is over, the right-wing press will throw everything at Starmer: they are the Tories' campaign arm. And reporters in the Mail on Sunday want us to believe that Starmer is set to sell this Green Belt land to the local council – for housing: Sir Keir's backyard riches… pic.twitter.com/5dlfKSV4SE, — MoS_Politics (@MoS_Politics) May 16, 2020. ‘Osborne sold the house and the land – both of which are now firmly established as having been funded with your money, not his – last year, for £1 million. That’s likely to be a long way off yet (because the Tories are busily turning coronavirus into the biggest massacre of UK citizens ever to happen in peacetime). Contrast this with George Osborne and his paddock. It all came from the taxpayer. Perhaps this is because Osborne is a Conservative and could therefore do no wrong, as far as the Tory rags are concerned. He has pocketed that money; the taxpayer won’t get any of it back.”. https://t.co/7ce5ew9mEd, — Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) May 17, 2020. Fascist Daily male is a tool of the fascist tories and when they can’t find any facts about labour MPs they create lies because fascist tory lies swiftly become fascist tory truths! It comes as a relief, therefore, to learn that he is at least a good son. “During the MPs’ expenses scandal of 2009 we learned that he had “flipped” his second home allowance onto the property and increased the mortgage. But Starmer’s record as Labour leader suggests that this merely means they will have plenty of ammunition by then. The claim is false. A bit dull, but after the drawn-out agony of watching Corbyn being torn to shreds by the media,”dull” looked positively attractive. ‘After his mother lost the ability to walk, the field allowed her to still watch the donkeys from her home,’ they added. The right of Mike Sivier to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. His mother, we learn, was no longer able to go outside to care for the donkeys towards the end of her life but enjoyed watching them from the window of her home, which overlooked the field. Tap ‘Menu’ and then ‘Times Radio’ to listen to the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. Excerpts and links, including paraphrasing, may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mike Sivier and Vox Political with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Using his own money, Starmer bought a field near his parents’ home, so his mother could look after rescued donkeys. Registered in England No. “Osborne – who is, let’s remember, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and therefore should know the rules extremely well – included the mortgage for a paddock in his taxpayer-funded expenses. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. (but don’t want to give your money to advertisers) Starmer, on the other hand, despite being practically a Red Tory, is Labour and therefore a target. Unless otherwise credited, all content is the site author's. And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out! 894646. All original material created for this site is © Mike Sivier. If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. “It’s quite tough to get a donkey to do something it doesn’t want to,” he says during our meeting in a hotel in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here. Who knows what they’ll throw at him after the Covid-19 crisis finally subsides? Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? Starmer used his own money to help his mother. 70 cases of Covid-19 after France reopened its schools but the Tories STILL protest that ours will be safe. — Natalie Bloomer (@natalie_bloomer) May 17, 2020. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. What we didn’t know was that the expenses payments were not just for the house, but for the paddock as well; it is registered separately with the Land Registry. Please, Keir Starmer says the fragility of public services has been exposed by the pandemic, Listen to Times Radio for the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. Keir Starmer: at least this time he has reason to look relaxed – he hasn’t done anything wrong. https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/. That’s the truth of it; this is just a prelude. “When he re-mortgaged in 2005, he increased the amount to £480,000 – again on an interest-only basis – to cover the intial purchase costs and £10,000 for repairs. Fortunately the Twitterati feel otherwise: The funny thing about the Starmer row (Btw I have no idea what his background is) is that helping out your parents because you’re now earning good money is a very working class thing to do. That’s more than double the original price. you can make a one-off donation here: Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on. When Starmer was approached for comment his team responded saying that the land was bought for his late disabled mother to house donkeys who Keir’s parents rescued and cared for.