What did George Osborne agree to do that Nick Clegg refused to do?

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2012


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Nick Clegg gives house sale profits to taxpayer
Nick Clegg has sold his constituency home, giving almost £40,000 in profits to the taxpayer. The deputy prime minister is now renting a two-bedroom flat, having received £325,000 for his four-bedroom house in Sheffield. … The Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister told the BBC: “I’ve written a cheque and sent it today to the House of Commons authorities to make sure it goes back to the taxpayer. It’s not something required of me. It’s not something I expect other MPs of any party to do. I’ve had the benefit of living in that house and I wanted to give the benefit back to the taxpayer.”

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George Osborne makes £400K profit on constituency home
George Osborne has sold his constituency home, which has been part-funded by his MP’s expenses claims, for an estimated £400,000 profit, it emerged last night. The Chancellor bought the second home for £445,000 near Macclesfield, Cheshire a year before he was elected MP for Tatton in 2001. He quietly sold off the property in January when it looked as though changes to constituency boundaries might mean he lost his seat, the Daily Mirror disclosed. A neighbour told the paper that the house was sold for an estimated £800,000 to £900,000 without going on the market.

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum, and also writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.

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