michael martin

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Allowancegate: Mr Speaker's home improvements

House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin has had £1.7 million of taxpayers’ money spent on his grace-and-favour apartment and garden. The Speaker is paid £138,000 a year.   Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show £724,000 has been spent on the residence since 2001. £148,000 was spent on furniture.   Michael Martin has … Continue reading

Sleaze and the Speaker

House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin has always struck me as very biased. I recall the way he handled the first PM questions of Gordon Brown to stifle debate and criticism. There is a tribal aspect to him that makes him seem ill-suited for the job. Michael Martin earns £137,000 a year nonetheless. It is … Continue reading

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