Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles uses taxpayers’ money to learn new language

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AN MP has been using taxpayers’ money to learn Hebrew, according to a national newspaper.

Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles has been learning the language of his Israeli partner, Shay Meshulam, whom he entered into a civil partnership with last year.

The story was revealed by The Mirror which said Mr Boles has used £678.80 of public money to pay for the 

All MPs have the option of free language lessons.

Mr Boles was unavailable to talk to the Mercury but his office issued a statement in which he said: “Language instruction is a service available to Members of Parliament. I took some Hebrew 

Last month Mr Boles called for wealthy pensioners to lose certain benefits, such as winter fuel payments and free bus passes.