June 25th, 2012

Sun Backs Guido’s Subsidy Campaign

Guido was pleased to see The Sun had jumped on board his campaign against the MPs’ food and drinks subsidy yesterday. David Wooding informed his readers: “a typical meal — rib-eye steak with hand-cut chips and Béarnaise sauce — costs two quid — £7.80, less a taxpayers’ subsidy of £5.92“. Now where on earth could have got those convenient figures?

Invoice is in the post…


  1. 1
    Good says:


    • 55
      Handycock no 1 Trougher in Parliament (in Hospital) says:

      I must say, lying in my private hospital bed, awaiting surgery, I am really missing the grub in Parliament, the food here is awful, and although it is free, I would rather let the taxpayer pay two quid for a steak béarnaise for me. Boaz.

  2. 2
    starter says:

    Roll up. Roll up.
    Hari, Hari, Hari.
    HoC menu going chip

  3. 3
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    Now where can I obtain some piano wire ?

  4. 4
    Well it's a thought says:

    Is this the start of a Murdoch comeback, he’s been far too quiet in letting these “lovely” people get away with the whitewash they call honesty .

  5. 5
    Backwoodsman says:

    Fawkes , how about mentioning some mad bint called justin greening , Transport Secretary.Thinks motorists should pay more for fuel.
    What planet is the stupid c.unt on ?

    • 22
      David Camoron (one-term PM) says:

      Fuel is jolly expensive, isn’t it? And those high fuel príces are ruining our economy.

      So what better plan than to increase fuel duty! Spiffing! That means I’ll be able to give even more money to India, so they can send even more men to the moon and buy even more Mirage jetfighters from France, what what!

      And if high fuel costs are really getting you down, why not nip along to your stables, saddle-up one of your horses and ride that to work? Saves tyre-wear on your Bentley, too, what what. Don’t let anyone say I’m not in touch!

      Toodle pip!

  6. 6
    SquareRib says:

    So – I’m confused. Does the MP actually pay £2.00 or £7.80 ?

    • 10
      Loungelizard says:

      No idea but the steaks are high!

    • 11
      Mornington Crescent says:

      An MP pays zero – s/he’ll get it back on exes.

    • 14
      confused says:

      no you are not

    • 26
      Cruel and Highly Unusual Punishments says:

      If the rib comes FROM the MP, then – nothing. It’s on the House, + the entertainment value.

    • 48
      Clockwork Lemon says:

      Even adding all these numbers together, I can’t remember the last time I got a steak and chips for under 20 quid. I must be going to the wrong transport cafes.

    • 49
      Lorry Motion Operative says:

      Even adding all these numbers tpgether, I cannot recall the last time I got a steak and chips fo under 20 quid. I must frequent ehe wrong greasy spoons!

  7. 7
    David Wooding says:

    “Invoice is in the post…”
    So’s your bloody cheque, Fawkes! And you know what they say about THAT…

  8. 8
    Tom Fatùrd dials m for moneygrubbing says:

    Well done Guido.

  9. 9
    Tubby's diet says:

    Full of saturated fat as well.

  10. 12
    anonymust says:

    OT- Anybody win the Friday Competition?

  11. 13
    Tubby's diet says:

    It is totally unhealthy. Obesity is a big problem in the UK. We will have to pay more than £6 per MP to treat them for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.

    • 15
      Lord Lard of 'ull says:

      I titally concurd wiv what your pontifikating bout my fiend.

    • 19
      Ah! Monika says:

      Obesity is a big problem. Full stop.

    • 24
      Forkbender says:

      Well you have only to look at the increasing girth of your average MP to see the effect of cheap, very subsidised meals, even Pickles looks fatter than whenhe entered Parliament

    • 27
      VFM says:

      I personally see no problem with our MPs getting diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cáncer.

  12. 16
    Ah! Monika says:

    Re previous thread

    Two pence could be knocked off income tax for everyone if ‘morally repugnant’ tax dodgers paid up, says Treasury chief

    Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said that the burden of tax could be reduced for all, as long as the wealthy pay their fair share.

    • 29
      Dan, Dan, the Treasury Man says:

      Now now! Fairs fair – and where there’s a Will there’s a way!

      But no way have I a will to wave goodbye to all the dosh, – what would the govt spend it on anyway? Waste – more like.

      No it’s safer left in my hands. Thanks all the same.

  13. 20
    Ninja says:

    and don’t forget, MP’s receive another useful perk they keep very quiet about


    rather useful if you travel a lot and I am not referring to travelling back to constituencies , its free wherever you go provided you are an MP.

  14. 23
    Mr Freddy (he's a Shredder!) Bonkers-Banker says:

    Gordon rang me this morning. He wants to patch up past times and suggested I ask RBS for a job running their banking section – oh wait a mo – they are a Bank! Strange that, – I never realised!

    • 28
      Forkbender says:

      You didn’t really think it was really a string of bookmakers and casinos like Ladbrook’s

  15. 32
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    the meals are expensive when you have abbot, fatso watson and lardy precott wolfing down 4/5 at a time, sorry forgot claim back on exp

  16. 33
    Ibbo. says:

    Its normally £20 a time these days for rib eye and chips in a decent restaurant.

    Its 310 in weatherspoons FFS !

    Your underestimating the subsidy.

    • 46
      a non says:

      Your[sic] underestimating the inclusion of mad cow disease.
      B.S.E. probably accounts for the reduction

  17. 36

    Now that Mandelson sits in the Lords, does he get his meat, to which I understand he is quite partial, subsidised?

  18. 40
    illogical says:

    To Guido repetition of his minor pieces is all water off a duck’s back .
    Unfortunately for Penny Red -little falls off the back of a Laurie.

  19. 43
    Lord Timon says:

    The poor can eat gruel under coalition rule while the MPs can gorge themselves.

    • 45
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      the poor should be grateful

    • 54
      UKIP.I.AM says:

      Do they sell gruel much these days? Haven’t seen any on the supermarket shelves.

      Are they near the aisle that sells ready meals to all those poor, starving, obese people?

  20. 47
    Widescreen2010 says:

    If bored by steak frites.
    What else is on today’s menu?
    Thet had confit duck a while ago.

  21. 51
    Thus spoke Zarathustra says:

    I always assumed that ‘cost to MP: £7.80, subsidy: £5.93′ meant that the ticket price for the meal was £13.77, of which the MP pays £7.80.

    If the MP only pays £7.80 – £5.93 = £1.87 for a posh restaurant meal you really ought to make that clearer because it’s a fucking scandal.

  22. 52
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    This is a non story because the phuckwit bercow says so

  23. 57
    It woz the Sun that won it says:

    Better late than never to a story I suppose

  24. 58
    PC clitoris says:

    These bastards are really just taking the piss out of us now arn’t they

  25. 59

    Amazing what a night’s sleep can do for you…

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