John Prescott - My Fake Diary
Friday, 3 August 2012
Found this letter from Grant Shapps MP, minister for housing and local government on the web:
John Prescott's claim of a government conspiracy to stop his candidacy for police commissioner is wide of the mark.
In reality, as part of the government's transparency agenda, my department has published data on spending on government credit cards from 2004 to the current administration. Such openness has exposed serious waste and inefficiency - including questionable spending on government procurement cards by the office of the deputy prime minister when headed by Prescott. If you follow the money, it leads to Prescott enjoying taxpayer-funded meals and entertainment in Australian casinos, restaurants and an aquarium. Given that Lord Prescott is running for election and wishes to oversee million-pound police force budgets in Humberside, it is quite right that he is held to account about his failure to protect the public purse when he last held elected office.
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