Kasabian join MPs expenses row

Serge Pizzorno has words for Douglas Hogg

Kasabian have waded into the MPs expenses scandal currently engulfing the nation.

In an interview with NME‘s sister magazine Uncut, the band’s guitarist Serge Pizzorno lashed out at Douglas Hogg, the Conservative MP who claimed £2,200 of public money for cleaning the moat of his country estate.

He laughed: “I bet Douglas Hogg thinks everyone in England has got a moat. I bet everyone he knows has a moat.”

But Pizzorno was not beyond seeing the humour of the situation.

He said: “To be honest, I quite like the idea that he finds it impossible to do any work unless he’s got a clean moat. I have visions of him sitting around in one of those dressing gowns that looks like a sleeping bag, smoking expensive cigarettes through a cigarette holder and wondering how a gentleman can lift a finger with a filthy moat to worry about.

“I am definitely warming to Douglas Hogg MP. It’s a shame he’s not a lord, then he’d be Lord Hogg, it’d sort of complete the picture.”

In fact, Hogg is the Third Viscount Hailsham.

Kasabian release their third album, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, on June 8.