August 13th, 2012

Greedy Lords Demand More For Your Money

Member of the House of Lords have slammed taxpayer-funded bars and restaurants in Westminster…for not being posh enough. They might be pocketing a huge £1.4 million from the taxpayer each year to fund their luxury eateries, but apparently our generosity has gone unappreciated. The Sun investigated after backing Guido’s campaign against the Commons subsidy, finding that the list of peers’ moans includes:

“Sandwiches cut into triangles, more mash for their bangers, porridge too runny, chips too salty, pork and bacon overcooked, flavourless cappuccinos”. 

Did someone say Lords reform?


54 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    No to elected Lords, we don`t want a mirror of the commons.

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    • 3
      tommy5d says:

      No, we don’t want a mirror of the Commons. We want a genuinely elected house.

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      • 4
        John Smith says:

        A non party House would be better

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        • 18
          The Paragnostic says:

          A (pseudo-)randomly selected house, with fixed terms, would be even better.

          Since the point of the Lords seems to be scrutinising and if necessary amending legislation, it matters not whether the members are elected, merely that they are at least averagely intelligent and educated.

          I realise that the democratic fallacy (that being voted for provides one with legitimacy) is popular, but the evidence of our own eyes should demonstrate that only the venal and narcissistic will advance under such a system, and venality and narcissism are not exactly ideal qualities for those expected to revise laws.

          Random ballot + intelligence test now!

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        • 25
          Anonymous says:

          What’s wrong with complaining about rubbish food?

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            A proper HoL would have only public school educated peers, who would be used to poor victuals from their schooldays.

            I blame the oiks appointed by Labour, whose mothers pampered the little bastards with money for the sweet shop and chippy.

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          • Lard Prescott. says:

            The food sound absolutely spiffin’ to me.
            Can’t get enough of it, even take some home for the wife, bless her heart.

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      • 15
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        I know it is my Party’s policy for an elected House of Lords, but I am opposed to it, for the simple reason that if I have to get elected to get in, I wouldn’t stand a chance, and my troughing days would be over. Still enjoying my extended holiday in my villa in Spain, supposedly on sick leave, but in reality trying to get some sympathy, as some tart is threatening to sue me for sexual molestation and I can’t buy her off, otherwise I would be in Portsmouth

        Riding around in my Range Rover Evoque
        looking around for young girls to poke.

        Boaz.

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    • 50
      Fenton says:

      Of course many existing MPs don’t want reform. For obvious reasons.

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  2. 2
    EffOff says:

    Their turn to pay for our food, the spoilt troughers.

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  3. 6
    Beard-Combat says:

    Used to work in PoW and they do overcook the bacon. It’s like stiff cardboard. No one needs that in the morning.

    Other than that, they are taking the piss.

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  4. 7
    Gemz says:

    Membership of the House of Lords to be decided by Lottery Tickets and renamed the House of Chavs.

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  5. 8
    House of Lards says:

    What are they eating chips for? Aren’t they fat enough already?

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  6. 9
    Anti Fabian says:

    Pork and bacon? That’s cannabalism!

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    • 22
      The Paragnostic says:

      We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples.

      Orwell – Animal Farm.

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  7. 10
    gildedtumbril says:

    See my comment re. tax dodgers. These bastards abuse us on a grand scale. I believe I mentioned the New Year Dishonours List…
    Lord Skinner of Ballsover nd Baroness Abbot of Riceanpea.

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  8. 12
    Moussa Koussa's pet hamster says:

    Fully elected upper house, with no party poitics allowed.
    And while we’re at it, we can drop the ‘Lords’ title – it belongs in the middle ages.

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  9. 13
    annette curton says:

    Porridge too runny?, sounds like and old peoples home, ah but of course.

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  10. 14
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “You’ll eat what you’re bloody well served and you’ll like it, or you can bloody well go hungry!”
    That’s what I’D like to tell ‘em, but that’s just me…

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  11. 16
    Moussa Koussa's pet hamster says:

    Close the bars and restaurants and get a burger van in for them

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  12. 17
    Lord Prescott says:

    Pies not big enough

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  13. 19
    Loungelizard says:

    Would I be correct in assuming that the complainants are the state educated Peers.

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  14. 21
    ed martin says:

    your quote of their noble moans read like a description of their low grade politics –

    precis to: ‘lacking substance’

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  15. 24
    bergen says:

    It must be hell in Westminster.

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  16. 29
    Chris McDonald says:

    Let’s try giving them nothing and making them pay. I know its revolutionary but is called the REAL WORLD!
    Chris McDonald
    Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

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  17. 31
    Di Loves BoJo says:

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  18. 33
    Lord Roscoe Rules says:

    Sandwiches cut into triangles really piss me off as well.
    What do they do with the other two quarters?

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  19. 34
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Not forgetting Priti Patels Car hire expenses, or 1922 Committee nutter Grahram Brady, who pays his wife £45K pa from tax payers expenses to open his post !!!!!!!!!

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  20. 39
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Just loving The Scums Trevor Kavanagh column. He is without doubt the Daves biggest fan…LOL. What a spanner.

    Looking forward to all his mates being locked up.

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  21. 44
    Penfold says:

    They don’t do themselves any favours.

    There is only one way forward to remove the disconnect between politicians and those others that seek to rule over us and the man on the Clapham Omnibus…..we need a bloody rebellion, blood must be spilt, we must excise the elite careerists who seek to rule, and all their hangers on, lobbyists, special interest groups, think tanks, etc,. Only then can we regain our old freedoms and have an electoral system which represents the people.

    A serious pox and plague on the lot of ‘em, Boris included.

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  22. 45
    Lord Prescott Hull county Sheriff says:

    The working class can kiss my arse I’m in the house of lords at last.

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    • 47
      annette curton says:

      How many of them professed never to accede to the upper chamber in their previous political careers?,
      A.) all of them,
      B.) some of them
      D.) none of them.

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  23. 48
    Lord Prescott Hull county Sheriff says:

    If you weren’t bothered about Lords reform before you will be now the place is full of C*nts like me.
    All part of the grand plan.

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  24. 51
    Marie Antoinette says:

    Let them eat cake.

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  25. 54
    keredybretsa says:

    Suppose they will want to take a vote on it.

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