January 8th, 2013

Parliament’s I-rasher-nal Breakfast Prices

Last year Guido spent many months hamming-up the scandal around the subsidies from the taxpayer for food and drink in Parliament, and the special prices only available to MPs. Back in August 2012 the subsidy was slashed by a huge £600,000, leaving the poor piggies only receiving £5.2 million from our pockets to help them with their bar bills.

It’s good to see that people are still sizzling about this issue, the breakfast menu above has been doing the rounds today. Bacon and egg on toast for £1.05? It would be a bargain wherever you found it, but in the exclusive, rent-free, palatial riverside dining facilities of the Houses of Parliament? Un-egg-cceptable.


  1. 1
    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    waht the eff???

    Cumberland sausages and corn flakes posts?

    Oh there they are, appeared like magic on the next thread.

    Technology ey?

    • 5
      Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

      What I was saying, prefer to gobble on a Lincolnshire, not twirrly-whirrly Cumberland ones – hard to get your gob round them.

      • 9
        Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

        and french mustard on my sausage, Dijion, if you please, and not that english shite.

        • 80
          Lord Snooty says:


          That’s what food costs.

          They will be expecting a tip as well.

          Flippin’ plebs

        • 82
          Snotsicle says:

          I bet the tight bar-stewards still save themselves 10p by buying two slices of toast and two rashers of bacon & making their own sandwich.

    • 20
      Can't get the staff says:

      Kin L Guido your threads are more scrambled today than the MPs subsidised eggs.

  2. 2
    a non says:

    No toad in the hole?

  3. 3

    But look what value these guys give.

    You don’t begrudge them a little treat, shirley? :-)

  4. 4
    WTF! says:

    I hope the bacon and sausages are Halal AND kosher.

  5. 6
    genghiz the kahn says:

    No wonder they are out of touch with prices on the high street.

  6. 7
    Diane Abbott says:

    I demand to know why there is no black pudding?

  7. 8
    John Mann MP says:

    I take me sandwiches and flask of stewed tea, none of that nonce food for me. I’m wokin class.

  8. 10
    I don't want to share the same air as the meddling Edinburgh Socialist dogshite says:

    Lucky them.

  9. 12

    Bleep, Bleep, Bleep, Bleep, Bleep, Bleep, Bleep.

    This is your Huhney Time wake up call!


  10. 15
    King Tvrd of Shit Mountain says:

    They get a cheap fry/grill up while interfering with our consumption of Frosties.

  11. 16
    The Silence is deafening says:

    MET office declares AGW is officially Ended . Silence in the MSM though.


  12. 18
    Owen Jones says:

    Even Tory MPs now slam George Osborne divisive language over welfare recipients. The tide is turning folks, push harder http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/2013/01/3-tory-mps-criticise-divisive-rhetoric.html

    Hat-Tip ?????

  13. 22
    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    Is fine brit ale still pound a pint in that downstairs bar of theirs?

    Quite an eye opener going there it was, about twelve years ago, what with the “I see strangers” jibes from those infantile MPs, tories mainly.

    More red noses than I had seen for a while.

    • 57
      Publius Enemius says:

      The correct response is “I see greedy incompetent troughing bastards”.

      • 77
        Long balls Silver and his goat says:

        Yes, but I had to be polite there, or it would have been a pub fight…

  14. 26
    Diane healthy eater (NOT) Abbott says:

    Does the selection of cereals include Frosties and Sugar Puffs?

  15. 29
    Kun Tea Bollox says:

    Eating bacon would make them cannibals I guess

  16. 31
    The Stilton Eater says:

    If politicians can’t even pay the going rate for their breakfast, how can they be expected to manage savings in the public sector?

    • 72
      Benefits Scroungers should be made to work in the community says:

      The answer is they don’t and they can’t. Many of them have never had a proper job and most of those that have, have failed at it.

  17. 32
    Nom Dom Nom V2.1 says:

    This would be acceptable only if the sautéed mushrooms are of the ‘destroying angel’ variety

  18. 33
    Enemy of the State says:

    Let them eat Pork. Bastards.

  19. 34
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Oinkers. Bastards the lot of them. And they wonder why everyone thinks politicians are thieving lying bags of pus.

  20. 36
    WILLIAM , SEB'S HOE says:

    “Sausage ‘ Bacon ‘ is this not cannibal,ism “! ?

    • 39
      Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

      Yep! it is, and got uncles and cousins that are farmers, and pigs eat bacon pork and etc. from slop bins from hospitals etc., so we are cannibals by proxy. Not well talked about fact that.

      • 48
        Th-Th-Thee, Th-Th-Thee, That's All, Folks! says:

        Another fact: If you don’t crop their tails, they will bite each others’ off.

        • 79
          Long balls Silver and his goat says:

          And when one falls down ill and goes in a coma, he will be gone, literally, within a couple of hours

  21. 40
    Last quango says:

    Half of them should be doing porridge

  22. 41
    Pol Pot says:

    \ at ahatta vatta \huhne Moon trip.

  23. 43
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    There ought not be bacon and/or ham on the menu, as, between all the porky pies being told and all the pork-barrel spending, MP’s partake far too freely of the swine.
    But what can you expect from all those “snouts in the trough” anyway, I ask?

    • 47

      I don’t want to be a boar but did you Sus them out?

      • 51
        Plasticine Obesity Character says:

        Is there a (s)wine list?

      • 63
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        Oh, Cat, you’re “Sooooo-eey” generis.
        (Don’t let anyone be unkind and say you are stingy with your comedic set-ups!)

    • 69
      Bugalugs says:

      Well, as there is porcine nosh around, as least it will be possible to have a nibble without them muzbot lot hanging around.

      Do they perchance have their own halal cafe elsewhere on the premises?

  24. 44
    Plasticine Obesity Character says:

    Fat hypocritical bastards the lot of them

  25. 45
    WILLIAM , SEB'S HOE says:

    They should have Pig swill on the menu at no cost
    They would all have it because it was free

  26. 46
    Prayer for today says:

    Please God let Huhne get off on a technicality, then lead the Libdums to oblivion at the next election.

  27. 49
    WILLIAM , SEB'S HOE says:

    I see scrambled eggs on toast is £105
    yet Lightly poached egg on toast is 55p
    is one really so much more labour intensive than the other ?

  28. 50
    jgm2 says:

    Is it just a coincidence that the coalition government seem to be concentrating so much on the rights of gays. ….
    I can see it now ..
    “Mr Cameron & Mr Clegg … I now pronounce you husband & husband .. You may now kiss each other … And are now free to fuck each other instead of the Country … “

  29. 53
    albacore says:

    Come now, Fawkes, those aesthetes must keep up their strength
    Laud their valiant efforts to match width with length
    And if the taxpayer can sponsor heart attacks
    Why, then, let us not be too miserly or lax

  30. 54
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Don’t forget there is VAT on those prices so in reality they are subsidisesd to a greater extent ( I think )

  31. 55
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Prayers in the commons each morning.

    Dear Lord, Please protect our gravy train, not foretting the Sirloins.

  32. 59
    Mustafa Sarnie says:

    Is it all Halal?

  33. 61
    Matt says:

    This food is probably served in either Bellamy’s or the Terrace Cafe, both of which are basically staff canteens for MP staff, policemen, building contractors, shop staff etc (as well as MPs). And the prices are about the same as for a greasy spoon – with the food being of similar quality.

  34. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t you mean £1.55?

  35. 67
    Geordieboy says:

    They are eating all the shite we are told to avoid for fear of obesity.What does Tom fat arse Watson have to say about that?

  36. 73
    Golly says:

    They should be fed the same food as prisoners get.

  37. 74
    John Prescott says:

    Look what’s the problemation with me having more than one brekfast? I cleared it with Ed and it’s part of his new initiative the Age of Chancers and I only had three cereals and two cumberland sausages washed down with 2 litres of orange juice and a bit of scrambled egg, waffles, tomatoes, bacon and mushrooms, together with an extra helping of black pudding it’s the right thing to do to hell with health and it’s what most other people would do in my satuation. All this keep yourself thin is just a load of rubbish as Ed said last week we’re launching a new public-private partnership idea for NHS working together with the clinics and the hospitals to keep yourself fat but that’s why I stay in the cafetaria it’s for the security and any more stupid questions?

  38. 76
    keredybretsa says:

    Cannibal Piggies eating Piggie meat and telling Porkies when they get their snouts out of the trough. Carry on G!!! More…more!

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