Fraud allegation Tory MP accused Eastern Europeans of benefit tourism

A Tory MP at the centre of £100,000 benefit fraud allegations has previously accused Eastern Europeans of coming to Britain from Eastern Europe in order to claim benefits.

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A Tory MP at the centre of £100,000 benefit fraud allegations has previously accused Eastern Europeans of coming to Britain from Eastern Europe in order to claim benefits.

According to the Times, the Crown Prosecution Service is looking into claims that assets belonging to Tory MP Peter Bone’s mother-in-law were concealed so Northamptonshire County Council would fund time in a care home.

Those with assets totalling more than £23,250 must pay their own care home fees.

Mr Bone has denied the allegations, tweeting “The Times allegation: We have done nothing wrong. The claims made are without foundation.”

Let’s hope so. Especially given Mr Bone’s apparent concern with Eastern Europeans coming to Britain with the intention of claiming benefits.

During a debate with me last month over alleged “benefit tourism”, Mr Bone said the following:

“People come from Eastern Europe to claim benefits straight away and people don’t think that’s right.”

He added that:

“The main problem is the numbers and the effect it’s having on our public services…but in my view it’s wrong that people can come straight from Bulgaria, claim benefits which they haven’t really earned entitlement to.”

We hope that this wasn’t simply a case of projection on Mr Bone’s part.

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2 Responses to “Fraud allegation Tory MP accused Eastern Europeans of benefit tourism”

  1. swatnan

    Hoist by his own petard. Its poetic justice.

  2. danielle

    i completely agree

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