Angela Rayner has been busted after claiming £1.4k in taxpayer money for a letter-folding equipment.
Angela Rayner, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, claimed £1,440 in taxpayer funds to buy a letter folding and insertion machine for her office.
MPs can use the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to pay for personnel and their private offices.
According to numbers initially obtained by The Spectator, Ms Rayner filed the claim for the letter folding machine on March 17.
Non-London area MPs are currently entitled to a £27,470 annual office budget under IPSA criteria.
“All expenses claims for the administration of Angela’s parliamentary office were declared in compliance with IPSA rules,” a representative for Ms Rayner told The Spectator.
This week, Labour’s deputy leader was outspoken in his criticism of the government’s approach to combating racism in football.
England players elected to “take the knee” before each match during the Euro 2020 competition, a gesture linked with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, described this as “gesture politics” in June, adding that booing is “a choice for them, quite frankly.”
She has now spoken out against the “vile racist abuse” directed at several of England’s black players following their loss to Italy on penalties in the Euro 2020 final.
Ms Rayner, speaking to Channel 4 News, accused Ms Patel of blowing “the dog whistle.”
“Well, let me start by saying that the majority of Britons were really proud of all of our players, and getting to the finals was such a fantastic achievement, and I think the few in our country who spew racist hatred are utterly disgusting,” she continued.
“And what really irritates me is that our Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who is in charge of our police, enabled this to happen by encouraging the booing of players who were bending the knee to demonstrate their support for diversity, and the prime minister refused to denounce it.
“So when you blow the dog whistle, you’re the one who’s responsible for the dogs barking.”
Boris Johnson should apologize for previous “racist comments,” according to Labour’s deputy leader.
“He’s spoken some extremely racist things in the past,” she claimed.
“He’s dubbed Muslim women “letterboxes,” “watermelon smiles,” and “he’s been an architect of fueling the embers of racism in the past, and he hasn’t done enough.” Brinkwire Summary News.”