And what did the taxpayer get for it in return? Hot air. Its a political dependency culture, politicians are parasites, always finding ways to subsidise themselves. The £20-a-day snought in the trough subsidy infuriates Guido.
At the next Tory hustings will someone ask the candidates do they support the generous £20-a-day lunch hour subsidy for MPs in the light of the 37p-a-day lunches for schoolchildren highlighted by pukka-geezer Jamie Oliver?