grace-and-favour


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grace-and-favour

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (modifier) Brit (of a house, flat, etc) owned by the sovereign and granted free of rent to a person to whom the sovereign wishes to express gratitude
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Buffoon Boris is a disgrace, resigning his post, then remaining in the grace-and-favour home assigned to it.
TOP Cabinet ministers enjoy lavish grace-and-favour homes in a perk that dates back more than a century.
Here, after all, is a charmless oik who's sat on his podgy hands since the Falklands War, milked every cash-cow dry and been sacked for boorishness from his last grace-and-favour job.
Summary: Nick Clegg has been found a grace-and-favour mansion by David Cameron - but must share it with William Hague.
ANSWERS 1 Which political figure has ordered a pounds 20,000 refurbishment of his grace-and-favour home?
The Daily Telegraph contacted Mr Hoon yesterday to ask about his expenses from 2006, when he was Defence Secretary and his main residence was a grace-and-favour apartment in Admiralty House.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed over 17,000 pounds in second-home expenses under the MPs expenses system despite moving into a grace-and-favour apartment in Downing Street after becoming Prime Minister.
Reports suggested Mrs Beckett had been living in official grace-and-favour homes while renting out a London flat and claiming parliamentary allowances on another house.
Usually only senior Government ministers can use one of the three grace-and-favour apartments in Admiralty House, near Trafalgar Square.
JOHN PRESCOTT (above) is back in London today after announcing he will give up his grace-and-favour Dorneywood country estate.
A senior Labour backbencher said today he was "very glad" Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott had decided to give up his grace-and-favour Dorneywood country estate.