Jake Berry keeps landlord’s name secret

Lancashire Telegraph: Jake Berry keeps landlord’s name secret Jake Berry keeps landlord’s name secret

EAST LANCASHIRE MP Jake Berry has revealed he was told to keep details of his London landlord secret by Westminster officials because of a death threat over radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada.

The Rossendale and Darwen Tory said he would rather the House of Commons authorities had released his details than be caught up in the latest expenses row after more than 50 MPs were allowed keep such details confidential.

The expenses watchdog published a list of landlords paid taxpayer-funded rent by MPs, which showed some rent from other MPs or peers.

Mr Berry said: “I am not renting my property from another MP, a former MP, a peer, a family member or even a Premier League footballer.

“I was advised not to reveal details of my landlord or postcode in London for security reasons after a death threat from supporters of Abu Qatada.

“I don’t think it was serious but was told to be careful.

“If they published my landlord and postcode, it would take two minutes to discover where I lived.”

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4:54pm Thu 22 Nov 12

jimpy0 says...

If he's so concerned then ignore the security advice given - i would but i cant isnt an excuse, especially not from mealy mouthed Mp's
If he's so concerned then ignore the security advice given - i would but i cant isnt an excuse, especially not from mealy mouthed Mp's jimpy0

5:01pm Thu 22 Nov 12

berniep says...

Being dictated to by Qatada or he,s supporters hints that our government are NOT in control of OUR country.
Oh silly me of course there not, Europe run OUR country.
Being dictated to by Qatada or he,s supporters hints that our government are NOT in control of OUR country. Oh silly me of course there not, Europe run OUR country. berniep

5:47pm Thu 22 Nov 12

psch says...

Does he expect us to believe this. Another Tory with something to hide
Does he expect us to believe this. Another Tory with something to hide psch

11:21pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Major Tom says...

Regards security disclosure... All they would have to do is dangle an envelope in front of him and he would appear for the opening.
He's fishier than a 50 year old dvd, imo.
Regards security disclosure... All they would have to do is dangle an envelope in front of him and he would appear for the opening. He's fishier than a 50 year old dvd, imo. Major Tom

1:37am Fri 23 Nov 12

english rose 1 says...

What bugs me is that he (and the LT) criticised the former MP regarding expenses, - yet this guy is costing the taxpayer as much if not more, yet no-one seems to expose it !
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He has just sent round a full colour glossy A3 leaflet to every household in Rossendale & Darwen via the Royal Mail costing about £5k minimum (?). This hasn't been paid for by the taxpayer. So who has paid for it ???
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Time for a bit of investigative journalism LT !
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His pad in London is / was in the Swiss Cottage area.
What bugs me is that he (and the LT) criticised the former MP regarding expenses, - yet this guy is costing the taxpayer as much if not more, yet no-one seems to expose it ! * He has just sent round a full colour glossy A3 leaflet to every household in Rossendale & Darwen via the Royal Mail costing about £5k minimum (?). This hasn't been paid for by the taxpayer. So who has paid for it ??? * Time for a bit of investigative journalism LT ! * His pad in London is / was in the Swiss Cottage area. english rose 1

8:18am Fri 23 Nov 12

hasslem hasslem says...

english rose 1 wrote:
What bugs me is that he (and the LT) criticised the former MP regarding expenses, - yet this guy is costing the taxpayer as much if not more, yet no-one seems to expose it !
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He has just sent round a full colour glossy A3 leaflet to every household in Rossendale & Darwen via the Royal Mail costing about £5k minimum (?). This hasn't been paid for by the taxpayer. So who has paid for it ???
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Time for a bit of investigative journalism LT !
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His pad in London is / was in the Swiss Cottage area.
But has he claimed for several quilts to be dry-cleaned every month - despite only one person living on earnsdale? has he claimed for dubious building work to be done supposedly after a vehicle hit the property - a pronouncement made by he gopher in darwen (despite the fact that it would be covered by insurance)
has he claimed for £450 per month food bills every month he has been in office - even when he is on holiday in france for a month? can't work out why those food bills were SO EXPENSIVE, maybe the previous MP was very thirsty.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: What bugs me is that he (and the LT) criticised the former MP regarding expenses, - yet this guy is costing the taxpayer as much if not more, yet no-one seems to expose it ! * He has just sent round a full colour glossy A3 leaflet to every household in Rossendale & Darwen via the Royal Mail costing about £5k minimum (?). This hasn't been paid for by the taxpayer. So who has paid for it ??? * Time for a bit of investigative journalism LT ! * His pad in London is / was in the Swiss Cottage area.[/p][/quote]But has he claimed for several quilts to be dry-cleaned every month - despite only one person living on earnsdale? has he claimed for dubious building work to be done supposedly after a vehicle hit the property - a pronouncement made by he gopher in darwen (despite the fact that it would be covered by insurance) has he claimed for £450 per month food bills every month he has been in office - even when he is on holiday in france for a month? can't work out why those food bills were SO EXPENSIVE, maybe the previous MP was very thirsty. hasslem hasslem

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