Comics to gig in MPs' squat

Highlighting expenses scandal

Mark Thomas is to perform a gig in a squatted house owned by two scandal-hit Labour MPs.

Alan and Ann Keen had designated a boarded-up house in Brentford, West London, as their main home – allowing them to claim Parliamentary expenses on a £750,000 Thamesside flat in Central London as their ‘second home’.

Since the news broke, squatters gained possession of the suburban house and said they wouldn't leave until the politicians apologised for wasting taxpayers’ money.

Now Thomas will headline a comedy line-up there, also featuring Atilla the Stockbroker and Wil Hodgson.

The show, which will raise money for refugee support, takes place at the property – 38 Brook Road South TW8 0NN – from 9pm tomorrow (Friday). The recommended donation is £4 and more details are available from 07549 160296 or 07912 078757.

The MPs claim they are being forced to live in their swanky riverside apartment because of a dispute with builders doing up the Brentford home, which is in Mrs Keen constituency.

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Published: 2 Jul 2009

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