Monday, 6 July 2009

London Assembly Members' full expenses go online

All London Assembly Members' itemised expenses have now gone online. Well, all Assembly Members that is, except for one:

Can you spot which taxi-loving, free-lunch scoffing Assembly Member is missing from the list?

Bit strange isn't it?

I mean, even the expenses for the Mayor's senior team have now gone online as well.

So come on Brian. The game's up. Hand them over.


sean said...

Coleman never ceases to amaze. How he retains Boris' confidence is a complete mystery

AdamB said...

Lord knows, especially when you've got someone like Andrew Boff waiting on the sidelines.

prj45 said...

I think MS Excel can only handle 32,627 rows.

AdamB said...

Ha Ha. I had a similar thought.

The truth is though that he just has a total contempt for being held to account.

And what was it that that Iain Dale said again?

"For some reason Labour members have been very reluctant to agree to full transparency."

And the one member not to release their expenses is... a Conservative. Classic Dale Fail.

Anonymous said...

Why is it on a voluntary basis? Is this to let Coleman off the hook?

Tom said...

"I think MS Excel can only handle 32,627 rows."

Bastard beat me to it as well. Buffet overflow error, doubtless.

Has anyone commented on Dale's thread pointing this out yet?

AdamB said...

Just done.

Rog T said...

Guys, be fair to Brian Coleman, please. I'm sure that the reason for the omission is nothing to do with him. It's probably because they need to buy more hard disk space on their server to fit his details on. You can hardly blame him if they don't buy a disk big enough for all his taxi bills.

Give the man a break.

Don't Call Me Dave said...

Coleman's snout is so deep in the trough, it's a wonder he hasn't caught swine flu!

Brian Coleman (aka Mr Toad) has GOT to go said...

"If we win the next election, we’ll be asking the whole country to come together to show social responsibility, personal responsibility and thrift. So the least we can do is to ask Parliament to live by those values as well"
~ David Cameron

Brian Coleman (aka Mr Toad) has GOT to go!:



Anonymous said...

The reason the declaration is only voluntary is that we have to wait until next week before we can formally vote on making it compulsory. The annual totals for different types of expenses (taxis, travelcard, hotels etc) have always been published online, what is new is publishing the itemised expenditure online.

Darren Johnson
Assembly Chair

AdamB said...

Thanks for clearing that point up Darren.

So why the need to publish them voluntarily a week earlier?

Was it just to stop them leaking out I wonder.