You would think that our very own Chancellor of the Exchequer would be doing everything in his power to try and limit unnecessary spending – especially since as he last announced our mounting National debt of £1,185.30 billion. Embarrassingly for the Chancellor recent reports show that his family firm ‘Osborne&Little’ have been benefiting from the bloated-government spending spree by his own civil servants. Analysis of the huge spending demonstrate how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has spent almost £40 million during the past three years where civil servants and diplomats have used their official credit cards for finances to cover their ‘basic needs’. Needless to say, the finances have been abused greatly with much of the taxpayer’s money funding elaborate meals and personal luxuries for their own individual use. Despite reports stating the misuse of tax payers money, ‘Osborne&Little’ continued to profit from the opportunity with results showing that they earned a total of £1,298.95 in June. A mature and responsible response from the Chancellor would undoubtedly be to refuse service to the civil servants and diplomats yet Mr Osborne’s family firm continues to sell items from their company with which he has a 15% personal stake worth around £4 million. This is a clear sign of the out of touch, Bullingdon Club set out to protect and enhance their own self-interest at a time when the country is facing menacing cuts to the Welfare State.
After all, what more can one expect from a Tory...so much for the sloganeering Chancellor ‘we are all in it together’?