"Bob, not a penny? It seems you received £17,217 TAX FREE in 'allowances' from Sandwell Council in year ending March 2006 (the last year I could get figures for, it is probably much more now).
This is equivalent to a job paying around £25,000 a year. This is more than the national average wage, and certainly more than most get in a poor area like Sandwell. What do you spend this money on? You probably only have to attend a couple of meetings a week at most".
01 June 2009
Bob Piper: Not A Penny?
I posted the following to Councillor Bob Piper's blog in response to Bob's claim not to have had a penny of taxpayers money - just in case it somehow doesn't appear there, I'll repeat it here.