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Miller was judged by MPs who know a lot about expenses


 Troublemaker regular culture secretary Maria Miller was ordered to repay £5,800 for mortgage-payment claims for her “second” home.

Noxious Nick and foul Farage vomit up opinions - twice


Lib Dem Nick Clegg, whose party was beaten by Elvis in a recent by-election, challenged Ukip’s Nigel Farage to debate him.

A corker of a budget bingo ad goes wrong for Tory toffs


The post-Budget bingo poster blamed on not so poor Grant Shapps, the Tory chairman, was designed in the Treasury and signed off by bungling baron George Osborne. After the advertisement highlighting cuts to bingo tax and beer duty was issued it was dubbed a condescending public relations disaster.

Council leaders' junket to housing fair opens Cannes of worms


Housing campaigners occupied a luxury flat in the Strata Tower in Elephant and Castle, south London, last Saturday. At the same time London mayor Boris Johnson and several council bosses were attending annual property development fair Mipim in Cannes, France.

Bonuses - a perfect reward for success, failure, etc, etc


Bankers' bonuses; School dinners; Pope makes woman cry; Racist Tories aped by Labour; Lib Dem losers; On safari in Deptford; Teather loves cuts but hates hunger

Ukip whines about speaking English to whip up racism


Troublemaker feels sorry for people sharing a train with Ukip's Nigel Farage, says 'let them pick strawberries and worries about the management structure of Mexican drug gangs

It's the rich landlords who are really cashing in on benefits


The hard right Ukip regularly claims that benefit claimants are a problem. But it seems they aren’t such a problem if there’s a money to be made.

Mixed marks for Gove with Nazis out but Scout scabs in


Troublemaker rarely celebrates a win for Tory education secretary Michael Gove. 

Vladimir Putin’s protest park is miles away and a protest free zone


This weeks Troublemaker leads on Putin's uncharacteristic burst of openness, Gove in Jag crash outside Buckingham Palace, Pickles claiming for biscuits and the Taliban hounding the SAS in Afghanistan, plus many more

Lobbyists are unconvincing over the minister for fracking


This weeks Troublemaker with stories on fracking, a former spy fallen on hard times, Philip Hammond's war weariness and much more

Cuts to red tape put bosses’ profit above workers’ safety


The government is planning to scrap or amend more than 3,000 regulations.

Climate reporting - It’s the end of the world as we know it, but TV feels fine


With freezing weather confining millions of Americans to their homes for days on end recently, you’d think their TV news would want to discuss climate change. But you’d be wrong.

Ukip in Brussels gravy train trousering hypocrisy scam


Troublemaker looks into Ukip's Euroexpenses, portraits of our leaders and the great academies scam

The things they say


This week in quotes

Complaints drown out Tory hunt for flood opportunity


Troublemaker finds the Tories making the most of floods, expenses and fox hunting. The police invest in removals, and some people worked very hard for gongs

How the royals scrape by at Christmas in Sandringham


This week's Troublemaker featuring a bout of "affluenza", trawling for yachts, the Met's adventures in Romania and much more.

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This week's Troublemaker

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Boris Johnson attacks the poor, media whipping up racism against migrants, how the rich slum it in style, high wire act comes to Heathrow

Conservatives keep donations all in the club


Conservative Party funding | Tories look after their daughters | Tories struggle against reality | Their holidays and ours | Tax reduction for stables we pay to heat | Farepak victims lose £1 million

Bosses get 14% pay rises—20 times more than us


Bosses of the top 100 companies in Britain have enjoyed a 14 percent boost in total pay. For the rest of us pay rises are lagging behind.

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