August 22nd, 2012

MPs’ Food and Drink Subsidy Trimmed to £5.2m

The House of Commons bar and restaurant subsidy has been cut by a meagre £600,000. That means the new total coughed up by the taxpayer to allow MPs a huge discount on their food and drink stands at £5.2 million. 20% cuts to the defence budget but a reduction of just 10% when it comes to your money paying for their booze.

Leaves a sour taste…


28 Comments

  1. 1
    • 17
      the savant says:

      you think that s dear ??!!

      you ain t seen nuthin till you take a butcher s at some of the city boys prandial expenses .

      20 grand a sitting

      and that s BEFORE going on to a ” gentleman s ” club

      • 20
        Big Momma says:

        Hey he obviously had a bottle of Mouton Rothchild 1985 with his cheap meal.
        That Pirates of the Caribbean star spent £14000+ on wine in a 2 person sitting some years ago. But there again he works for this money. Our Westminster MP troughers are all on UK Public Benefits.

  2. 2
    Forkbender says:

    ConLibLab mp, “So what peasants”

    • 3
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      I cannot believe that our food and drink subsidy has been cut by 10%, it is a disgrace and I will be making a formal complaint. Boaz.

  3. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am saving the taxpayer money but not using this subsidy

  4. 6
    Lining their stomachs at our expense ... says:

    MPs should stay in government establishments while in London unless they commute which should be at their own cost. MPs should join the real world.

    Are they allowed to claim for this heavily subsidised drink and food? Do they claim as they are ‘entertaining’?

    Me thinks a fresh eruption in the media will be coming.

    • 19
      Big Momma says:

      Sweet for them and Sour for us.
      They should ALL be on iron rations until they sort out the economy.

  5. 7
    SP4BS says:

    The Bearnaise sauce is made with real bears.

  6. 8
    Mrs Smith says:

    When our next charity fundraiser takes place raising money for desert boots for our troops heading out to fight Blair & Camerons vanity war in Afghanistan I will be sure to mention this MPs food & drink subsidy to all attendees.

  7. 9
    The Foetus says:

    I only ever have the baby food.

  8. 10

    Hope they all get poisoned.

  9. 11
    His Lardship John Prescott says:

    Oi! I can’t be photographed going for a quick snack at McDonald’s, you know they’ll take the mickey outta me as I’m stuffing fourteen Big Macs down my gullet! And that goes for Diane Abbott, Tom Watson, and Eric Pickles too! We do have our dignity, you know! Can’t you just leave us in p*eace to enjoy our dirt-fookin’-cheap meals at Westminster?

  10. 15
    SaltPetre says:

    Every time I see that image I want to nip to a restaurant and get a nice steak and chips…but at 20 stone I am liable to have a heart attack just walking there.

  11. 16

    Not steak and chips again?
    Jamie Oliver is going to do his nut.

  12. 22
    barrowboy says:

    that’ll be around 8000pa per head, not enough to keep them in the way they expect.

  13. 23
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    MPs. The biggest benefit scroungers of all.

  14. 25
    Nothing better to do says:

    £5.2 million divided by 650 MPs is £8000 quid a year each. Bloody hell no wonder they’re fat bastards.

  15. 26
    Anonymous says:

    £8k each. Parasites. Is it a taxable benefit? and if not why not?

    • 28
      Forkbender says:

      They class them as expenses not allowances so they are not taxed, which of course they should be

  16. 27
    keredybretsa says:

    Presumably the dishonourables have a win double. Subsidised nosh’n booze which goes down as expenses on their tax returns+parliamentary expenses…a win treble.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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