Saturday, 15 August 2009


UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass has today branded South Staffordshire MP Sir Patrick Cormack ‘a whiner’ for claiming being a Member of Parliament is an ‘extremely expensive business’.

Mr Nattrass, who last month announced he was to stand at the General Election as UKIP’s prospective parliamentary candidate in South Staffordshire, believes Sir Patrick Cormack has shot himself in the foot by claiming being an MP hits the wallet hard.

The UKIP MEP says the South Staffordshire MP’s comments shows the Tories are in complete disarray over the ongoing MPs expenses saga.

“Sir Patrick Cormack’s whines over MPs expenses must be compounding the Tories woes,” said Mr Nattrass.

“Following Alan Duncan’s (the Shadow Leader of the Commons) crass comment that MPs are forced to live ‘on rations’, Sir Patrick Cormack’s comments could not come at a worse time for the Tories who are a complete mess.

“At a time of deep economic recession when people are really suffering to hear MPs making such comments rubs salt into the wound.

“Either MPs do the job because they have a passion for their country or they should give up and let someone else have a shot.

“MPs should get on with the job of looking after the interests of their country and constituents as they should come first,” he added.