Sunday, June 01, 2008

Nice little earner

The leader of the Conservative MEPs, Giles Chichester, has channelled almost £500,000 in parliamentary allowances through a family firm founded by his father, the yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester. Company documents reveal that since 1996 Chichester has paid the company £445,000 for services "in connection with secretarial and assistant services for the European parliament, constituency and committee work".

And who were the beneficiaries? See the picture here for a clue. The Sunday Times has the details.

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