Would you believe it? Disgraced Den Dover, expelled from the Tory delegation in the European Parliament last year for alleged gross misconduct over expenses claims, has launched legal action in the European Court. He is attempting to clear his name.
Dishonest Den has been asked by the European Parliament to return hundreds of thousands of pounds claimed without justification.
Den Dover drives what he thinks is the gravy train...but really is a dumper truck. Dumping on his constituents and all European tax payers.
Mr Dover has now said nothing will be repaid pending the court action.
Den has, of course, denied any abuse of the expenses system over payments of about £750,000 which were paid to a family firm, MP Holdings Ltd, in European Parliament staff allowances between 1999 and November last year.
His suspension and then expulsion from the Tory group of MEPs came after the demand for repayment last November, following a European Parliament inquiry.
But Mr Dover continues to receive his full salary and allowances, including his daily allowance on the days he has the brass neck to be seen in the European Parliament.
In keeping with his dishonest demeanour, Disgraceful Den is on record as dismissing the issue as “a big fuss and bother” and has insisted he will fight a “robust” case in court.
MEP Tom Wise charged with fiddling accounts and money laundering
Tom Wise launders your tax whilst enjoying a glass of Belgium beer and bragging to a journalist. Who said men can't multi-task?
News that Tom Wise and his assistant are facing up to 14 years in jail, for money laundering, I hope will warn other scurrilous politicians off abusing the expenses system of the European Parliament. Such a disgraceful abuse of power is an embarrassment to the UK.
Tory MEP Den Dover has still not paid back the £445,000 that he owes the Parliament in ‘unjustified expenses’. I can only hope that the law comes after him in a similar way.
Disgraced Tory MEP Den Dover has so far not paid back over £500,000 he unjustifiably claimed from the Europen Parliament. Despite communications asking him to repay the ill-gotten gains, this has still not happened. Both Mr Dover and the European Parliament it seems are less than enthusiatic in the pursuit of probity.
Mr Dover, you will recall, used a family owned company to pay secretarial allowances received by his wife and daughter. Not only was his company getting a cash flow boost, but his family were also benefitting. Not good. The Conservative delegation in the European Parliament obviously thought so as they expelled Mr Dover for “gross misconduct” after the European Parliament wrote to him asking him to reimburse the money.
Speaking personally, I am constantly amazed that Den Dover has the brass neck to be seen in the European Parliament. As I sit on the same Committee – Industry, Research and Energy – as Dover I see him regularly. I assume he claims his travel and daily allowance for each day he attends the Parliament. Extraordinarily not good.