Dave Promises An End to Snouts in the Trough

Dave is promising pay cuts for ministers, an end to taxpayer subsidised food and booze in the restaurants and bars at Westminster. Cutting back on ministerial limos, cutting the number of MPs by 10%, as well as ending the heavily abused and anti-democratic £10,000 communications allowance given to incumbent MPs.

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Guido particularly welcomes the move to get MPs to pay market rates for their beer. Why should they pay half the price for a pint that Guido pays in the Westminster Arms on the other side of Parliament Square, subsidised by taxpayers? Cry into your subidised beer parliamentarians while it lasts…

This blog is 5 years old this week.  If Cameron delivers on this, it will have all been worth it.


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