September 17th, 2012

EasyJet to Fly MPs Home for Free

Tough times call for desperate measures, and so our MPs are finding out as EasyJet announces a new low-cost travel deal for parliamentarians. In an drive to save taxpayers’ money MPs will now be asked to fly with EasyJet when they leave the country rather than claim for a pricier airline on expenses. According to their website:

“The deal will deliver low cost, flexible fares to MPs as well as providing support for MPs’ constituency and Commons Select Committee’s travel arrangements and will be open for all MPs, Peers and Houses of Parliament staff. We know that many MPs, Peers and Government ministers already fly with easyJet. This deal will make it easier and more cost effective than ever before. We are sure they will vote with their feet and travel with EasyJet across Europe.”

During last year’s riots the company flew more than 80 MPs back to Britain at no cost to the taxpayer. That figure didn’t include Ibiza holiday home-owning Chuka Umunna, who claimed more than £300 on expenses for his contingency travel back to Brixton. Next time Chuka will have to fly with the riff raff…


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  2. 3
    Deep Froat says:

    Will they still use a cheapo flight but still claim expenses for the usual first class with all the trimmings? Time will tell if this bunch of self serving pigs will still keep their snouts in the trough. Oink Oink!

    I say a pox on both sides of your house of parliament!

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    • 17
      Archer Karcher says:

      “Will they still use a cheapo flight but still claim expenses for the usual first class with all the trimmings?”

      MEP’s already do, so why would the Westminster parasites be any different? It’s not as if there are any meaningful rules governing their conduct is it?

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  3. 4
    genghiz the kahn says:

    I hope that they can use the special seats provided by Martin Baker.

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  4. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Do they have accounts with Car hire, Train co’s etc etc??
    Bet they don’t.
    If they were run as a small business trying to save money they would.

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  5. 7
    nellnewman says:

    He is wealthy enough to purchase his own aeroplane and pay his own crew. Why should the taxpayer pay even easyjet’s fees to move him around.Make him fund it for himself.

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    • 18
      Some Twat up North says:

      I feel incited! Satyrically speaking of course….. Burn him.

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    • 37
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Does flying back and forth to and from Jersey technically qualify as “leaving the country”?

      “C. U. Later” will certainly need to know! He may actually have to go and visit his family fortune every now and then!

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  6. 9
    SouthEast Voter says:

    Is this a benefit in kind and therefore taxable like Air Miles? ie how will Easy Jet know they are on Parliamentry Business and not on a holiday?

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    • 23
      Some Twat up North says:

      How does any fucker know whether these Hunts are working or not?

      Please tell me I’d love to know!

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    Sandra in Accounts says:

    A spit in the ocean of the epidemic of over spending by the political elite.

    Their answer is to tax us more& borrow against our childrens futures in order to carry on spending now.

    There is no fiscal reality about these troughing hoons at all – they all live in la la land.

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    Sophie says:

    Ok, thats Air Travel sorted then.

    Can we expect Chukka to get his £3,000 taxpayer funded suits from Burton from here on in?

    I suppose that is a saving on Blair & Brown – I am sure those in the know will recall those great men of the left spending £11,000 per suit & chraging us for it.

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    • 28

      No way Gordon spent £11k on his suits.
      They looked like they’d been made by the same tailor that Brezhnev had.
      “£66.00 for suit and an extra set of trousers…direct from Hong Kong..call now”

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    • 39
      the savant says:

      that s apalling sophie .

      i certainly did not know a suit could cost 11k …

      are they made o krmyptonite ??

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      • 42
        Harbottle says:

        For Brown they had a special material in the trousers, developed by Nasa, that absorbed excrement when he got overexcited and shat himself.

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    Bigg Les says:

    What’s wrong with using Laker Airways? I used them all the time.
    Cheap upgrades too with good old Freddie. Never let me down.

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    Sigh says:

    Oh, come on. Do we really want to punish people who actually put their head above the parapet and try to do some kind of public service? That’s how we’ve ended up with the low-rent parliamentary shower we’ve got at the moment.

    Umunna could be earning a hell of a lot more money for a hell of a lot less hassle as a lawyer rather than an MP. Why are we discouraging anyone other than career politicians from getting involved?

    I’d rather he was in a plane seat where he can do some proper work during the flight than saving me the (very roughly) £0.00001 of taxes it cost me (£300 / 30,000,000 working people).

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  11. 14
    Upchuck says:

    Don’t we know it, don’t we know it

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  12. 19
    Dave Hedgehog says:

    Anyone remember DanAir?

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      Some Twat up North says:

      Didn’t they fly out of Hawaii? or was that “Sid Air”

      Or are you referring to the MP’s test flight that caught fire?

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      the savant says:

      yes and british caledonian ….

      come to think of it british european airways which was supposed to be the european arm of boac which then both morphed in british airways which is now known as iag and has as a bedfellow some dago called iberia .

      but hey …. willie walsh still runs them and he s an irishman so technically one of us ….

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  13. 20
    A patient patient says:

    “Health firms told to get set for £20bn NHS bonanza”

    So it begins!

    I feel a sinking sense of disenfranchisement and impotent fury…

    Here lies the NHS born 1945 – privatised 2012 by Lansley, Cameron & Clegg.
    Rest in peace

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    • 43
      Another Northern Twat says:

      Have you been into Hospital lately? It’s like the feckin Punjab!

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      • 46
        Jack Ketch says:

        As it happens, I have a smattering of Cantonese and speak passable Zulu which allowed me to be the only visitor to get assistance for my friend in a South East Hospital recently.

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  14. 24
    Diane Abbott says:

    Dividin and rulin
    Rulin and dividin
    Me like some ryce and da pee
    Make me bump and grindin

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  15. 25
    Sir William Waad says:

    It would be more useful if SqueezyJet flew MPs out free but charged them £100,000 to fly back.

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    The problem with Easyjet isn’t the service, it’s the timetable. I use it sometimes for business travel but more often than not I have to use another airline to tie in with my meetings. The clients would not want me booking an extra half day for sitting around an airport.

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  17. 33
    Oscar Pistorius says:

    The seats on EasyJet are just right for me. Nice one!

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    Dellers for PM says:

    I support making MP’s fly Easyjet as punishment. I hope it won’t be taken as promotion for the wretched airline though. There are perfectly decent low cost airlines which treat you like people. Easyjet and Ryanair are like flying Argoses.

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    Rupert my Hero says:

    Do not give the buggers a parachute either.

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      Co-op Funeral Services says:

      What Airline has the WORST safety record? Aeroflot? Balkan Air? Air Somalia? Book ‘em all on that and send me the bill!

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  20. 36
    The Public says:

    Why can’t they all fly with the same airline that flew Nigel Farage?

    That should save a few bob!

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  21. 45
    Biggles says:

    So long as EasyJet show them the door at no less than 20,000 feet, I’m in favour.

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  22. 48
    Red Ed says:

    We will nationalise them all, have a people’s airline – they will all fly on them. Have 3 pilots, 10 cabin crew, make jobs. Half women, a third ethnic minorities.

    The workers will fly on them on their set holidays, one flight a year, together with their comrades.

    The environment will benefit. Heathrow will close.

    but we’ll fly with the RAF special squadron.

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  23. 49
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    Any chance of packing all the MP c*unts into 73s and then crashing them into mountains?

    It would make the world a better place.

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  24. 50
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    Chukac*unt is not even human life. Terminate it in a medical experiment.

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  25. 53
    Richard 3rd says:

    This Chuka, really gives me the hump.

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