UPDATE: 10 June, 2015 -- Looking back it raises the questions "What else is he fiddling if he is so desperate not to pay the full first class fare?"
Would he also claim the first class fare on his expenses? Greed does not seem to have any limit. His is a multi-millionaire besides he does not have to pay for the first class fare, it goes on his expenses. At the same time he squeezes every penny out of the public.
UPDATE: 3 October 2013 -- As the Chancellor George Osborne stated in his speech at the Conservative Conference Party he does not agree with anybody getting something for nothing. His actions are contradictory.
The Chancellor George Osborne tried to sit in a First-Class seat on a Virgin Trans with a standard ticket. The reason behind this not so decent behaviour was that the claiming for expenses was cut back to the price of a standard ticket.
His aide contacted the train manager to let Mr Osborne sit in the first class department. The train manager insisted that he paid the difference. Mr Osborne refused and the aide pointed out that he could not possible expects Mr Osborne to sit in a second class department.
Witnesses saw Mr Osborne boarding the train in Wilmslow and went straight to the first class. His aide also asked the ticket collector could Mr Osborne remain in the first class with his standard ticket. The ticket collector refused and told him if he wants to stay he has to pay en extra £160. At first the aid told him that he couldn’t pay and Mr Osborne could not be expect to sit in the second class. At the end Mr Osborne pad the difference. So it was said or did they just give up.
Later on there was a statement that the aide went to the train manager and paid the different. At no time was there a disagreement or argument. Furthermore, was stated that the Chancellor had to change his diary and had to board a different train. Since the second class was crowded he immediately upgrades his ticket to the first class.
However, it was also revealed that Mr Osborne travelled several times in first class with a standard ticket and so did other MPs since the change of the allowance being too claimed was only for a standard ticket. They do have a hard time managing their money at the end they might to put their hands into their own pockets to meet expenses